A video showing thousands of protestors went viral on social media with different claims on 15th June 2022. The same video was shared on twitter claiming that a large crowd had gathered on the road below the metro station. Slogans are being chanted by the crowd. Users who shared this video claimed that this video is from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. They claimed that Ram devotees, while answering prayers in Jaipur, have ‘read’ (chant) Hanuman Chalisa on the road. This video was also associated with thousands of men — allegedly protesting the derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad by the BJP leader. 

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On 16th June 2022 same video was shared and linked with youth gathered for recruitment under “Agneepath Scheme”

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(Screenshot from Twitter post)

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Fact Check

In order to investigate the claim, we extracted key frames of the shared video and performed a reverse image search. Search revealed that the shared video dates back to 3rd January 2022 from Pakistan on the fortieth day of the death “Chehlum” of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi (late), Chairman Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan.

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Misleading/False Context



Our fact checks confirmed that a video from Pakistan was shared with false contexts. Multiple claims made by Indian social media users regarding this video are false and misleading. 

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis

Actor Independent social media accounts are involved in disseminating disinformation.
Behavior A video from Pakistan is associated with multiple events happening in India. 
ContentSocial media posts. 
DegreeThe video is not edited, the original video dates back to 3rd January 2022 from Pakistan on the fortieth day of the death of former Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan head Khadim Hussain Rizvi (late).  
Effect The post was widely shared on social media from several accounts linking it to different occasions. The purpose was to mislead the general public.