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”
At the time of writing this article, the video was viewed over 91 thousand times and retweeted over 1 thousand times.
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 The tweet says that the pro-Kahlistan slogan was raised when the government repealed the three farm laws.
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.