Fact Check: Man in video is neither Qazi of Delhi nor AAP leader

A 2-minute long video of a man is widely being shared on social media. Users claim the man in the video is Delhi's Qazi and AAP leader who is passing some objectionable remarks against another community.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  31 Dec 2021 6:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Man in video is neither Qazi of Delhi nor AAP leader

Hyderabad: A 2-minute long video of a man is widely being shared on social media.

Users claim the man in the video is Delhi's Qazi and AAP leader who is passing some objectionable remarks against another community.

"This is the city Qazi of Delhi and the office-bearer of the Aam Aadmi Party, who is openly threatening another community," reads a post.





Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a 3-minute-long video uploaded on a YouTube channel 'Ahnaf Media Services'. The video was uploaded on June 28, 2019.

The video had similar visuals. Those can be seen from the 0:33 second frame.


The team found another video aired on the YouTube channel of 'Sudarshan News' on July 03, 2019.

It is clear that this video is from Dehradun. The man in the video is Mufti Raees, a resident of Dehradun.


Taking a cue from this, the team performed a keyword search which led us to a report published by Amar Ujala on June 30, 2019, titled 'Case filed against Mufti Raees.. .'.

"A case has been registered against Mufti Raees, who demanded capital punishment for the killers of Tarbez. Tabrez was killed in a mob lynching incident in Jharkhand. Police have taken this step after Raees' provocative statement went viral. In protest against the murder of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, the Muslim Seva Sangathan had protested at the District Magistrate's office on June 27, 2019. A memorandum in this regard was submitted to the District Magistrate. It was alleged that such incidents are being carried out for intimidation," reads the report

"Officials said Mufti's statement is provocative. City Kotwal Shishupal Negi said on the basis of the viral statement, a case has been registered under IPC sections. Further action will be taken after the investigation."

The team also found a report by Times of India on July 01, 2019, titled "Cleric booked for 'provocative speech".

"The alleged statement, which went viral on social media, was made after a protest held by a religious organization against the alleged murder of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. A case has been registered under section 153 A (1) (b) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 505-2 (hate speech) of the IPC," reads the report.

It is therefore evident that the claim is misleading. A 2019 video clip of a cleric is being shared as recent.

Claim Review:Video clip of Delhi's Qazi and Aam Aadmi Party leader
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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