HYDERABAD: A video of people raising anti-Pakistan slogans is viral on social media. Users claim that Indians in London have boycotted Pakistani restaurants and shops.

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"Indians are being appealed to boycott Pakistani restaurant, shop in London," reads the message.

It is being claimed that this incident took place recently.


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FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search and found the same video uploaded by ANI on its YouTube channel on February 17, 2019. Its description reads, "British Indians gathered in London to protest against Pakistan over the Pulwama attack."


The same video was also uploaded by Outlook Magazine and Zee News in 2019. The description of Zee News reads, "More than 1,000 British Indians protest against Pakistan outside the Pakistan High Commission in London."



According to The Hindu, Times Now News, and ANI: "On February 14, 2019, a terror attack was carried out in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir by a suicide bomber resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel." This sparked protests against Pakistan across the world. Nearly 50 countries condemned the act carried out by "banned Pakistani terror organization Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir."

Hundreds of non-resident Indians in Britain protested outside the Pakistan High Commission in London. The 2019 Pulwama attack is considered one of the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir.

More than 1000 UK-based Indians protested and chanted 'Pakistan Murdabad', 'Vande Mataram', 'Kashmir Hamara Hai' and 'Hindustan Zindabad', as they waved Indian flags and marched to Downing Street, reported Times of India.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/hundreds-of-angry-british-indians-protest-call-on-uk-to-step-up-pressure-on-pak/articleshow/68028548.cms

Clearly, the viral video is from a 2019 demonstration against the Pulwama attack, not recent. Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Video of Indians in London protesting and raising anti-Pakistan slogans and boycotting Pakistani restaurants and shops in London is a recent incident.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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