A video accompanied by a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that Pakistani Taliban is threatening India after the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. In the video, the person holding two guns could be heard threatening India. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video by Pakistani Taliban threatening India after recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Fact: The video is from 2019. The person in the video is Said Kaber, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party in Khyber district of Pakistan. There are no recent news reports of Pakistani Taliban threatening India after the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When reverse image search is done on the screenshots of the video, the same video was found on YouTube. The YouTube video was uploaded on 06 August 2019 with the title, ‘Tribal Pakhtun leader Sayed Kabir Afridi last warning to India.’ So, it is an old video and not related to recent developments in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.
Taking the cue that the person in the video is named Syed Kabir Afridi, a Facebook post was found when searched on google with relevant keywords. The Facebook post published on 25 February 2019 had the same video saying that the tribal leader sent a message to Narendra Modi. Another similar video taken from a different angle was found on the same Facebook page.
According to the Facebook page, the full name of the person is Malik Said Kaber, General Secretary of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Party in the Khyber district of Pakistan.
AajTak had reported about the same video on 14 September 2019 but linked it to the central government’s dilution of Article 370. The video was on social media since early 2019 but Article 370 was diluted in August 2019.
We could not find any recent news reports of the Pakistani Taliban threatening India after the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
To sum it up, an old video is shared as the Pakistani Taliban threatening India after the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.