Amidst the ongoing farmers’ protest, several Twitter users have posted a video of Sikh men chanting pro-Pakistan slogans. The one minute clip has been shared along with the Hindi text, “If you want them to be booked for sedition, make this video viral.”
Twitter user @OmPraka43229608 posted the video, gaining over 1,000 retweets. (archived link)
— Om Prakash Rawat (@OmPraka43229608) December 8, 2020
अगर आप भी चाहते है कि इनके ऊपर देशद्रोह का मुकदमा दर्ज हो तो ज्यादा से ज्यादा वायरल करें pic.twitter.com/VwjbioLuOJ
— Akash RSS (@Satynistha) December 8, 2020
Some Facebook users have also posted this video. Additionally, Alt News received several requests on our WhatsApp helpline number (+917600011160) and on our official Android application to authenticate this claim.
Video from 2015
The juxtaposition below shows that both clips represent the same incident.
Facebook Page Mission save Pakistan posted an image of the incident around the same time along with the link to a news report by The Deccan Chronicle.
As per The Kashmir Pulse, Sikh protesters chanted pro-Pakistan slogans during a protest against the desecration of the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib at Baramulla in Kashmir. The same was reported by The Deccan Chronicle.
Thus, social media users posted a clip of Kashmiri Sikh protesters from 2015 and falsely linked it to the recent farmers’ protest. Over the past few weeks, multiple old images and videos have been shared as farmers’ protest to delegitimise the protest and falsely promote that the movement has a ‘Khalistani’ agenda.
This post was originally published on Radio Free.