Fact Check: Video Of Islamic Scholar Making False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccine Is NOT From India

A video of a man claiming that coronavirus vaccine that is being developed has a chip in it which will be used for mind control has gone viral on social media. The video is being shared with the claim that the man seen in the video is from India.

“ये हैं भारत के ‘ मुन्ना भाई वैक्सीन विशेषज्ञों ‘ का इस्लामिक संस्करण, कहते हैं वैक्सीन में चिप लगी है, सबका मिज़ाज क़ाबू कर लेंगे।😂😂😆😆,” the Facebook post read.

Here’s the link to the above post.

More such posts can be seen here, here, here and here.

The video was shared with similar claims by BJP Uttar Pradesh spokesperson Shalabh Mani Tripathi also. (Archive post)

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post found that the video is NOT from India.

We extracted keyframes of the video and ran it through Reverse Image Search.

This led us to a YouTube video premiered on Jun 4, 2020, with the title, “Kaukab Noorani Disinformation On Coronavirus | Response To.”

The video referred to the baseless claim about a chip in the vaccine. However, the description of the video also mentioned Pakistan in the hashtags.

Kaukab Noorani is spreading disinformation on Coronavirus. He has claimed that it was created in a lab by Jews and that the vaccine is being developed to install microchips on human minds to control them. This video has been made to expose his propaganda. #NayaDaur #KaukabNoorani #CoronavirusInPakistan,” the description read.

Taking a clue from here, we then ran a keyword search and found a report by Lahore News 24 with the headline, “Doctors are killing Corona patients for money, claims Kokab Noorani.” (translated headline)

The report also featured an extended version of the viral video. We also found that Kaukab Noorani Okarvi is a Pakistani Islamic scholar. 

Moreover, through a keyword search, we also found a video report by Aaj Tak where the same viral clip has been used and he has been identified as a religious scholar from Pakistan.

Hence, based on the above fact check, it is clear that the video of the man in circulation is NOT from India.

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