Did the massive crowd under the flyover recite Hanuman Chalisa in Jaipur?
The viral video is shared claiming Hanuman Chalisa was recited by Ram devotees in the middle of the road in Jaipur as a response to Namaz.
Responding to Namaz in Jaipur, the devotees of Ram made the country’s Hindutva proud by reciting Hanuman Chalisa in an unprecedented number on the middle of the road. Thanks a lot for it
Jai Siya Ram
A 29-second video showing a massive crowd gathered under a flyover is widely circulated on Twitter with the claim that they recite Hanuman Chalisa in the middle of the road in response to Namaz in Jaipur. It is also mentioned that the devotees of Ram made the country’s Hindutva proud by doing such an act. Some of the tweets with such a claim can be seen here and here. This video was viral on Facebook in June 2022 with the same claim.
ANI in one of its articles dated 15, April 2021 used the screen grab from the viral video to report a piece of news that a war-like situation in Pakistan due to continued protest over the arrest of an Islamic party leader.
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video it is found that the video is old and is not from India. A Youtube video dated 3, January 2021 with matching visuals from the viral video is found on the Labbaik News Youtube channel with the title “Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi Chehlum | TLP Chehlum 2021”. Chehlum is a memorial ceremony observed forty days after a person’s demise.
A tweet by Abdul Majid Kalwar is found carrying the viral video on 4, January 2021 mentioning it as Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Chehlum in Lahore.
Khadim Hussain Rizvi's Chehlum in Lahore!
Where is @Asad_Umar, PTI Ministers & journalists were tweeting #COVID19 infection ratio of Peshwar & Lahore before PDM Jalsas? Does the #coronavirus takes leave on the day of gatherings other than PDM/Opposition? pic.twitter.com/TYgQDaBHuP
— Abdul Majid Kalwar (@Majid_PSF) January 4, 2021
On 3, January 2021, 40 days after the death of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik, thousands of people pledged to carry forward his mission by raising the slogans Labbaik Labbaki, reported Baaghi TV.
This viral video was earlier shared with different claims at different periods.
The viral video claiming as Ram devotees are reciting Hanuman Chalisa in the middle of the road in Jaipur in response to Namaz is fake. The video is originally from Pakistan and is from 2021.