Fact Check: Old Ram Navami video from Karnataka revived with false communal claim

It is being claimed that the incident occurred after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised at a Muharram procession.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  29 Aug 2021 8:10 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old Ram Navami video from Karnataka revived with false communal claim

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a video reportedly showing Hindus chanting anti-Pakistan slogans at a Muharram procession in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is being claimed that the incident occurred after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised at a Muharram procession.

A Facebook user wrote, "During the Muharram procession, Muslims had raised 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans in front of the mosque in Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh). Hindus demonstrated their unity and strength on the second day in front of the same mosque. The whole country is proud of Ujjain today! Thank you, Ujjain! For a befitting reply." (translated)

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

First, NewsMeter extracted the keyframes of the video and performed a reverse image search. We found that the same video was uploaded on YouTube in March 2018. The title of the video read, "Ram Navami Full Crowd In Karnataka Gulbarga 2018."


We compared screenshots from the YouTube video and the viral video and found many similarities.

Taking a cue from this, we ran a keyword search on Google Maps and found the mosque seen in the viral post. It is in Gulbarga, Karnataka.

We also found the picture of the same mosque on Google Maps Images.

We found the mosque on Google Earth, too.

It is clear that the viral video is an old video of the Ram Navami procession in Karnataka. Hence, the claim that it shows Hindus in Ujjain chanting anti-Pakistan slogans is false.


Claim Review:Hindus in Ujjain chanted anti-Pakistan slogans in front of a mosque after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised at a Muharram procession.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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