Imran Khan tweets fake video on UP violence, this is what he did after getting caught

Facing backlash for peddling fake news, the Pakistani PM deleted all three videos from his Twitter timeline in which he falsely claimed that the UP police was carrying out “a pogrom” against Muslims in the state.

Written by January 4, 2020 18:01

New Delhi: It seems like Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is getting used to get trolled and being embarrassed on social media doesn’t affect him anymore. The Pakistani PM on Friday tweeted a 7-year-old video of violence from Bangladesh and claimed it to be the case of police brutality against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh.

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Moments after Imran Khan shared the video from his Twitter handle, Twitterati called out him for tweeting fake video and falsely linking it with CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh.

Facing backlash for peddling fake news, the Pakistani PM deleted all three videos from his Twitter timeline in which he falsely claimed that the UP police was carrying out “a pogrom” against Muslims in the state.

“Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP,” Imran Khan tweeted.

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Fact-Check of the Fake Video:

The seven-year-old video showed police action against a group of people in Bangladesh. At one point in the video, a policeman could be seen holding a shield of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), proving it to be a scene from Bangladesh. The RAB is an anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police.

Uttar Pradesh police took a swipe at Khan over his misleading tweets

How UP police, Twitterati exposed Imran’s antics

“This is not from UP, but from a May 2013 incident in Dhaka, Bangladesh.The RAB(Rapid Action Battalion) written on the vests at 0:21s, 1:27s or the Bengali spoken, or these links would help you be better informed,” UP Police tweeted.

Many social media users, including journalists, gave a quick reply to this fake and misleading tweet by Imran khan.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also slammed Imran Khan for peddling a seven-year-old violence video from Bangladesh as a case of what he claimed to be “Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP”.

This video can also be seen on Youtube:

This is how Twitter users trolled Imran Khan: