A video is being shared on Facebook with a claim that the kids of a madarsa-school have raised slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh). Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Students of a madrasa-school in Mandsaur raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans.
Fact: The students raised slogans (‘Sabir Sahab Zindabad’) supporting their principal. They did not raise any pro-Pakistan slogans. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched for the news on Google with the keywords ‘Mandsaur School Pakistan Zindabad’, some news articles on this issue can be found in the search results. According to ‘The Indian Express’ article, the students raised slogans (‘Sabir Sahab Zindabad’) in favour of the Principal thinking that the Principal would be sacked due to a dispute between the Principal and the Secretary of the Institution (Anjuman-e-Islam Committee).
Saurabh Dubey (Principal of the English Medium School) spoke to NDTV and clarified that the students did not raise any pro-Pakistan slogans. Also, Narendra Solanki (City ASP) told NDTV that they have used forensic analysis methods to analyze the video being circulated and concluded that the students were not raising any ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans.
If the voice in the video is carefully heard, it is clear that the slogans have no mention of Pakistan. To sum it up, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were not raised by the school students in Mandsaur.
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