Sikh soldiers are army's pride; video calling for their removal is fake

A video of a purported discussion on the removal of all Sikh soldiers serving in the Indian army is circulating on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  9 Jan 2022 10:48 AM GMT
Sikh soldiers are armys pride; video calling for their removal is fake

Hyderabad: A video of a purported discussion on the removal of all Sikh soldiers serving in the Indian army is circulating on social media.

In the video, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval can be seen.

One twitter user wrote, "During Cabinet Committee Security Meeting Minister @ianuragthakur @DrSJaishankar Calls For Removal of #Sikhs From @adgpi #IndianArmy"



Fact Check:

NewsMeter found that the video is fake and that no such incident took place.

The visuals seen in the viral video are from a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting that was held on December 8, 2021, after the death of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat. The official YouTube channel of ANI shared the same video on 8 December 2021.

The Times of India also published the same video with the caption, "PM Modi chairs Cabinet Committee on Security meeting."

It should be noted that there is no audio apart from background music in the original video. Clearly, the viral video's audio was edited to spread rumors.

The audio heard in the viral video was taken from a discussion on the social audio app Clubhouse. A screen recording of this discussion went viral recently.

Moreover, the Press Information Bureau also refuted the and called it "Fake". It stated that "No such discussion/meeting has taken place."

Evidently, an edited video is being shared to claim that the government is planning to remove Sikhs from the army.

Claim Review:The government is planning to remove Sikhs from the army.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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