Fact Check: American students did not sing Indian National Anthem to thank India for HCQ

A video has surfaced on the internet in which people of different nationalities are singing the Indian National Anthem. It has been claimed that the American students have made this video to thank India for supplying Hydroxychloroquine to the US.

The caption of the video read: “Put together by USA students to Thank India for the supply of Hydroxichloriquin🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳”

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that the claim attached to the video is false.

We extracted the keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. We found the same video which was uploaded on YouTube dated August 12, 2017, by a YouTuber Anisha Dixit popularly known as Rickshawali.

The title of the video read: ‘Americans Sing the Indian National Anthem for the First Time | Rickshawali’

According to the description of the video, the video was created on the occasion of 71st Independence Day of India.

“Happy Independence Day. On the occasion of our 71st Independence day, I wanted to celebrate global freedom and diversity. Unity and diversity is what India is all about and so is this video. Please stand up and let’s celebrate different people from the world singing THE INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM. SHARE if you are a Proud Indian,” the description read.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the video in question is old and it has no connection with India supplying Hydroxychloroquine to the US.

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