Fact Check: Video of Farooq Abdullah Singing ‘Mata Ka Bulawa’ Is from 2015

A video of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah singing ‘Mata Ka Bulawa’ is being circulated on social media, claiming that it was taken recently.

The post reads: भाजपा सरकार में देख लो उल्टी गंगा बह रही है जम्मू कश्मीर का पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री फारूक अब्दुल्ला माता रानी का भजन…. चलो बुलावा आया है.. माता ने बुलाया है…कितने मन से गा रहा है और यह तभी संभव हो पाया है जब आज सरकार हम सनातनियों की है!… (English translation: Look into BJP government, the Ganga river is flowing in opposite direction, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah singing bhajans of Mata Rani…Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai…This is only possible because the government belongs to us, Sanatanis!)

Here’s the link to the above video.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be old.

Running a keyword search, we found the same video uploaded on YouTube by The Quint, dated October 14, 2015, with a title: Jai Mata Di! Farooq Abdullah sings and dances for pilgrims.

The video description reads: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah visited the heritage, Raghunath Bazar, in Jammu, on Tuesday (October 13, 2015). He sang and danced for the Vaishno Devi shrine-bound pilgrims, wishing them on the occasion of Navratra festival.

The same video had been shared by Aaj Tak and India TV in 2015.

ANI shared the same video on Twitter on October 14, 2015, with a caption: “Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah sings ‘Mata Ka Bulawa’ at Raghunath Temple in Jammu.”

According to a report by Business Standard, Farooq Abdullah visited Raghunath Temple in Jammu on the first day of Navratri and sang the famous bhajan ‘Mata Ka Bulawa’ on stage.

Hence, it is clear that the video is from 2015, and not taken recently.

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