A video accompanied by a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that the visuals are from a rally in Mumbai protesting the Tripura violence. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of protest rally in Mumbai against Tripura violence.
Fact: The video is from Lahore in Pakistan and not from Mumbai. The visuals are from Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Chehlum held on 03 January 2021. Chehlum is a religious observance in Islam held 40 days after the death of the person. Though protests & bandh were held against Tripura violence in five districts of Maharashtra including some parts of Mumbai, this video has nothing to do with Maharashtra or Mumbai. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
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 04 January 2021 with the title, “Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi Chehlum I TLP Chehlum 2021”. Chehlum is a religious observance in Islam held 40 days after the death of a person.
On 19 November 2021, the chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), Khadim Hussain Rizvi passed away at the age of 54. His Chehlum (which is the religious observance) was observed on 03 January 2021 near Mosque Rehmatul Lil Alameen at Multan Road’s Battery Stop in Lahore. The visuals seen in the viral video are from this Chehlum where it was attended by thousands of people in Pakistan.
Protests were held against Tripura violence in five districts in Maharashtra. Some parts of Mumbai also observed a bandh. On 13 November 2021, parts of Amravati, Malegaon, Nanded in Maharashtra were marked by violence after marches held by Muslims and Hindus in relation to the Tripura violence that happened recently.
To sum it up, an unrelated video from Pakistan is falsely shared as a protest rally in Mumbai against Tripura violence.