Fake Viral

No, the pro-Khalistan sloganeering video is not related PM Modi’s Punjab visit

Written by Md Mahfooz Alam

On 5 January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit was cut short because in a “major security lapse” his convoy was stuck on a flyover for 20 minutes. The flyover was blocked by protestors.

In the backdrop of these events, a video has emerged in which a few bikers can be seen raising the pro-Khalistan slogans.  The video is being shared by several social media users with the claim that the video is from the same day when the Prime Minister’s convoy was blocked in Punjab.

However, Facto News found the claim is misleading and the video is old.

A day after the Prime Minister visit to Punjab, a Twitter handle, Narendra Modi Fan, posted the video with the caption that reads: “Why Did The Congress Government Not Arrest Those Who Raised Slogans Of Khalistan Zindabad Yesterday? #PresidentRuleInPunjab”

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

At the time of writing this article, the video was viewed over 91 thousand times and retweeted over 1 thousand times.

Several other users have shared the video with the same claim. An archived version of the same can be viewed here, here, here and here.

FactO Check: 

Using the InVid Chrome extension, we fragmented the viral video into Keyframes. On conducting the reverse image search of the video, we came across the same video tweeted by a handle on 27 December 2021. The tweet says that the pro-Kahlistan slogan was raised when the government repealed the three farm laws.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

We also found the same video posted on 28 December on Facebook. The caption of the Facebook post reads the same as the Twitter post.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

The same video was also uploaded on YouTube by a channel named “Sikh In Canada” on 27 December 2021. The description of the video says that a “Kesari March” was taken out on 26 December 2021 on the occasion of Shaheedi Jor Mela by the Punjabi Youths and pro-Khalistan slogans were also raised.

For a better understanding of our readers, we have a collage comparing a keyframe from the viral video and a keyframe from the Youtube video.


Therefore, it is evident from the above findings that the viral video is not from the recent incident in which the Prime Minister convoy was blocked in Punjab.

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About the author

Md Mahfooz Alam

Mahfooz is a multimedia journalist and regularly writes fact-check stories for Facto News. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as an intern fact-checker for The Quint. He specializes in research and fact-checking and aspires to do investigative reporting.

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