Fake Viral

Old images from Bangladesh shared as huge crowd gathered to show their support to AIMIM in UP

Written by Kaiz Shaikh

A photo is being shared on social media with the claim that a humongous crowd had gathered near Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to welcome All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi. The photo is circulated across social media platforms in the context of upcoming UP elections.

A Facebook user MIM APKI JAMAT shared the viral image with the caption: Live- गाजियाबाद, उत्तर प्रदेश  #यूपीमेंओवैसी #MissionUttarPradesh2022 #AIMIMUttarPradesh
गाजियाबाद का दिल्ली दरवाज़ा बैरिस्टर ओवैसी के इस्तकबाल के लिए सज गईं है,
धूम धाम से उत्तर प्रदेश फतह करेंगे मिशन 2022
मीडिया की 50 गाड़ियाँ
ओवैसी-साहब के पीछे सिर्फ एक झलक पाने के लिए दौड़ रही हैं
3 हज़ार गाड़ियों की काफिला सिर्फ मुरादाबाद से 2500 गाड़ियों की लगभग कारवाँ सिर्फ मुजफ्फरनगर से निकला
ओवैसी-साहब के स्वागत में)

Translated as:  Ghaziabad is ready for Barrister Owaisi’s mission 2022 to conquer Uttar Pradesh. With great pomp 50 media vehicles running behind Owaisi-sahib just to catch a glimpse. The convoy consists 3 thousand vehicles from Moradabad, 2500 vehicles from Muzaffarnagar. Owaisi-sahib welcome

Source: Facebook/Screengrab

Many Facebook users have shared the same photo with almost similar captions click here for the archive. Click here for more claims. The same image was also shared on Twitter with a similar claim.

Source: Twitter/Screenshot

FactO Check

We found that the images are not from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The reverse image search of the viral image directed us to a YouTube video published in 2019. The video is of a procession of ‘Jashn-e-Julush’ in Chittagong, Bangladesh where a huge crowd is gathered to participate in celebrating Eid-Milad.

Further, with a relevant keyword search, we found an article published on November 2019, by Daily Sun‘, with the title ‘Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed’, carries a similar image of the procession. Eid-e-Miladunnabi, a public holiday in Bangladesh is observed as the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad.

Photo: Daily-sun.com

Conclusion

It is evident that the viral images are not from India or related to AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi but from a procession ceremony held in Bangladesh in 2019. So, the claim made on social media that a huge crowd has gathered to show their support to AIMIM is false and misleading.

 

 

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