No `Pakistan Zindabad' slogans shouted in Kurnool; viral claims are false

A video of police trying to control a group of protestors marching on the road is viral on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  20 Feb 2022 6:16 AM GMT
No `Pakistan Zindabad slogans shouted in Kurnool; viral claims are false

Hyderabad: A video of police trying to control a group of protestors marching on the road is viral on social media.

Users said protestors were raising Pakistan Zindabad slogans in the Kurnool district.

Netizens demanded stern punishment to protestors.

The video is circulating with the hashtags #Kurnool #kurnooldistrict #Andhra Pradesh #SDPI #BanSDPI #AntiNational.

"Chanting "Pakistan Zindabad" on the road. Why are we giving so much freedom to these Pakistani supporters? This is a matter to be taken very seriously. These extremists, who bravely betrayed the country in front of the police, must be punished. #Kurnool #kurnooldistrict #Andhra Pradesh #SDPI #BanSDPI #AntiNational," the post reads.

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FACT CHECK:

The video was shot this week during a dharna held at the Holagunda bus stand in Kurnool after authorities refused permission to celebrate the birth anniversary of the PFI (Popular Front of India).

'SDPI Holagunda' and 'PFI Holagunda' have issued a clarification on Facebook stating that the slogan 'Pakistan Zindabad' was not raised during the dharna. The slogan 'Popular Front Zindabad' was being shouted.

The SDPI Alur Assembly Secretary clarified: "A video is viral in the name of SDPI. Yesterday a dharna took place via Popular Front. Some people say that the slogan Pakistan Zindabad was raised. People have changed the slogan from Popular Front Zindabad to Pakistan Zindabad and are making it viral. This is false. We have reached out to the police to file a case against those who have spread the false news." The statement issued by PFI Holagunda also clarified that 'Popular Front Zindabad' was chanted during the dharna in connection with the PFI Emergence Day celebrations.




Evidently, it is clear that Pakistan Zindabad slogans were not raised in Kurnool district.

Claim Review:Pakistan Zindabad slogans being raised in Kurnool district
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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