The Khalistan Zindabad slogan video is from 2021 and is unrelated to the ongoing farmer’s protest!

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Why slogans of Khalistan Zindabad in the farmers’ movement!?

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Explanation

Today, farmers who are members of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Tikait and BKU LokShakti will travel from Noida to Delhi to advocate for legislation that would guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) for agricultural produce. This action comes in response to recent demonstrations held in front of the Greater Noida Authority office in the city and at NTPC Noida by two other farmers’ organizations, the Bhartiya Kisan Parishad and the All India Kisan Sabha.

In the meantime, a tonne of pictures and videos have been posted online, connecting it to the ongoing farmer’s protest. In this 24-second viral video, men are seen riding two-wheelers while clutching orange flags. Additionally, we observed that every bike had a flag raised on the front handlebars. Moreover, we can hear the bikers yelling pro-Khalistan Zindabad phrases. This post is shared with a claim stating, “Why Khalistan Zindabad slogans are raised in the farmer’s protest?” You can view related posts with similar claims here and here.

What’s the truth?

When we started our analysis, using the simple reverse image search, it led us to some videos dated back to December 2021.

According to the video, the post is captioned as “On the occasion of Shaheedi Jor Mela – Kesari March echoed with slogans of “Khalistan Zindabad.”

When we looked through the description box it read, “While CM Channi Paid Obeisance At Gurdwara Fatehgarb Sahib – Punjab Youth Took “Kesari March” in Memory of Sahibzadas and raised Khalistan Zindabad Slogans on the occasion of 26 December 2021 at the Shaheedi Jor Mela.”

Beginning on December 25 and lasting three days, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib will host the Shaheedi Jor Mela. The event marks the martyrdom of the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh— Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh — who were bricked alive by the Mughals in 1705.

When we advanced our search, it took us to a Facebook post carrying the same video stating, “‘Khalistan Zindabad- Raj karega Khalsa’- this is not Canada, UK, but Punjab, India.”

This video was uploaded on 28 December 2021 by Let’s Talk India.

Therefore, we were unable to independently confirm the date or location of the video. However, all this information clarifies that the video is old from 2021, and not related to the ongoing farmer’s protest as the viral claim suggests.

Conclusion:

Thus, we conclude that the video showing slogans of Khalistan Zindabad linking it with the current farmer’s protest is completely misleading. The video is actually older and has been making the rounds on social media since December 2021.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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