Pakistan Zindabad slogans were reportedly heard during the Popular Front of India (PFI) protest at the district collector’s office in Pune on Friday and almost every Noida channel reported it seriously. The pro-Pakistan slogans were allegedly raised when protesters were taken into custody,
The claim was repeated by Republic, ANI, Nai Duniya, Lokmat and several others.
A video of protesters allegedly raising Pakistan Zindabad slogans at the Pune Collectorate office during a PFI protest against the NIA raid at several PFI offices across India is doing rounds on social media.
As soon as the video of the incident went viral on social media, Tweeple started asking Alt News fact-checkers to fact the video and revealed the truth behind it.
Now Mohammad Zubair won’t fact-check it? the Bollywood actor Sherlyn Chopra asked Mohammad Zubair to fact-check the video in his tweet attaching ANI tweet about the slogans.
Taking to Twitter, Zubair dropped a hilarious meme featuring Bollywood superstar Nawazuddin Siddiui into the comment box with the caption Pakkka. The meme is from Nawadzuddin’s cult hit Gangs of Wasseypur in which he can be seen smoking a cigarette in Rajnikant style.
The PFI members were protesting against the PFI members’ arrests and NIA raids at dozens of PFI offices across India over the charges of terrorism and terror funding.
Apart from NIA, ED searches across the country, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) also conducted raids at 12 locations and detained 20 PFI suspects, including two from Pune.
The Police Investigation and fact-checking of the video is underway. The police have already registered a case against the PFI members for unlawful assembly and they are looking into the slogans matter, said Sagar Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Taking to tweeter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde condemned the pro-Pakistan slogan and said the police will take appropriate action against them. Such slogans will not be tolerated in the land of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, he said in his tweet.