Kolkata, November 9: A fake video is going viral on social media where a group of Muslim men can be seen gathered on the streets and chants of 'Islam Zindabad' are heard blaring in the background. The clip once again went viral after Madhu Purnima Kishwar, an Indian academician shared on Twitter with the message 'Kolkatta'.
The video claimed that it took place on the streets of Kolkata. But, Kolkata Police clarified from its Twitter handle that that the clip is from Bangladesh and is being falsely claimed to be from Kolkata'. It further said that legal action has been initiated. 'Islam Zindabad' Video Shared by Tarek Fatah With False Claim, Kolkata Police Initiates Action After Fake Claims Accusing Mamata Banerjee Govt.
Kolkata Police Initiates Legal Action:
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) November 9, 2020
The video had gone viral in late August, when Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, an author shared on Twitter with the message 'This is not Karachi, Kashmir or Kerala. No, this chant of “Islam Zindabad” is being raised in Kolkata, the capital city of Mamata Banerjee-ruled WestBengal'.
On a close look at the video, it can be seen that the procession is not from the streets of West Bengal. Latestly had earlier done a fact check and found that the video clip is from the streets of Bangladesh and not West Bengal. Bangladesh flag, as well as policemen in uniform from the country, can be seen in the video. So the incident is true, but the claim that it is from the streets of Kolkata is false.