Fact Check: Old Video Of Youths Being Assaulted Is Not Related To The Recent Ujjain Sloganeering Incident

After Madhya Pradesh Police booked 10 people for allegedly raising anti-national slogans during a Muharram procession in Ujjain, a video of a group of people being assaulted in a car is being circulated on social media with a claim that they are the ones who had raised the slogans.

The video is being shared with a Hindi caption which can be translated in English to, “Yesterday they were shouting Pakistan Zindabad slogans in Ujjain, today their title has gone viral, watch the joy of shouting slogan

(Original caption: उज्जैन में कल नारे लगा रहे थे पाकिस्तान ज़िंदाबाद, आज उनका टाइटल वायरल हो गया, की नारे लगाने का हर्ष क्या होता है)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be fake.

On putting some keywords through Google search, we found a report by a Pakistani based media outlet 24 News HD published on April 16, 2017, carrying the video.

The report mentioned that the youths were forced to abuse Pakistan and shout slogans like “Pakistan murdabad”.

According to a report by DNA, the army said that it would ascertain the veracity of the footage and take appropriate action. Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said action will be taken against those found guilty of misconduct.

We found the same video in a tweet by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman, Hurriyat Conference, published on April 15, 2017.

This proves that the video in circulation is old.

What is the Ujjain incident?

According to some news reports, pro-Pakistan slogans were allegedly raised during a Muharram procession in Ujjain on August 19, 2021. Madhya Pradesh Police booked 10 people in this connection.

But a massive controversy erupted over the authenticity of the video clip on the basis of which the police acted. The Muharram procession’s organisers released a 2.20-minute video in which people can be heard shouting “Qazi Sahab zindabad”.

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Digvijay Singh also alleged that no pro-Pakistan slogans were raised during the event but Ujjain SP Satyendra Shukla says that the police have enough evidence to prove that Pakistan Zindabad slogans were raised during the procession.

NewsMobile couldn’t independently confirm if the slogans were raised, but the above information proves that the video in circulation is old and not related to Ujjain incident.


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