A video of Sikh men raising pro-Khalistan slogans has gone viral on social media and is being linked with the ongoing farmers’ protest. It is being claimed that the video shows the connection between ongoing farmers’ protest and separatist pro-Khalistan movement.
The Facebook caption read, “इस वीडियो को देखकर आपको समझ आ जायेगा कि किसान आंदोलन और खालिस्तान मूवमेंट में क्या कनेक्शन है और ये आंदोलन कहाँ से संचालित हो रहा है|”
(Translation: By watching this video, you will understand what is the connection between Kisan movement and Khalistan movement and from where this movement is being conducted.)
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old, false and misleading.
We heard the slogans carefully, where Sikh men could be heard raising “Khalistan Zindabad” slogans and then with the help of keywords we found the same video, which was shared on Facebook on June 22, 2018.
Moreover, other social media users also shared the same video in 2018, which clearly means that the video is an old one and not linked with the ongoing farmers’ protest.
When we looked at the video carefully, we found “Charmaine’s” written on the building in the background. We then searched for “Charmaine’s” on Google Maps and found it to be sin San Francisco in the United States.
Moreover, we also compared the video with the street view for further confirmation and found it to be from San Francisco.
Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that an old video of a rally from San Francisco is being falsely linked with the ongoing farmers’ protest. Don’t fall for false and misleading claims.
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