A video of people raising ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ slogans and praising Pakistan PM, Imran Khan is being shared on social media claiming it to be from the ongoing protests over the new farm bills by Indian farmers. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Indian farmers raising ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ slogans and praising Pakistan PM, Imran Khan in the ongoing protests over the new farm bills.
Fact: This video is available on social media platforms since 2019, and shows people from the Sikh community in the United States, raising ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ slogans and praising Pakistan PM Imran Khan. This video has nothing to do with the ongoing farmers protest over the new farm bills implemented in India. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a video posted by a user in YouTube on ‘08 December 2020’. This video was uploaded on YouTube with the title ‘Sikhs in America chanted Long live Imran Khan’. When searched for more reliable sources using these keywords, we found a tweet by the Pakistani news website ‘Siasat.pk’, which shared a video with similar visuals. In the tweet, it is mentioned that the Sikhs in America chanted ‘Long Live Imran Khan, Punjab will become Khalistan and Kashmir becomes Pakistan’ slogans in support of Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
Pakistan senior politician and Punjab Minister of Food, Abdul Aleem Khan shared the same video on his Facebook page, mentioning it as the thumping support to Pakistan PM Imran Khan from Sikhs in America.
The video is available on the internet with similar claims since 2019. From all these pieces of evidence, it is concluded that the video shared in the post has nothing to do with the farmers protesting the new farm bills in India
To sum it up, video of pro-Khalistan supporters in the US praising Pakistan falsely linked to the ongoing protests over the new farm bills by Indian farmers.
Update (APRIL 28, 2020):
The article has been updated to include a 2019 social media post with the same video.