Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, attends a pro-Kashmir rally with former cricketer Shahid Afridi in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Khan assured residents of disputed Kashmir on Friday that he will expose years-long Indian oppression and human rights violations in the region when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly this month. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)

Imran Khan tweets old video from Bangladesh as ‘Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims’, later deletes

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New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for peddling a seven-year-old violence video from Bangladesh as a case of what he claimed to be “Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP”.

“Tweet Fake News. Get Caught. Delete Tweet. Repeat. #Oldhabitsdiehard,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The now-deleted video shared by Khan was soon fact-checked and found to be of 2013 and showed police action against a group of people in Bangladesh. The Pakistan Prime Minister had tried to pass off the clip as a case of police brutality “against Muslims” in Uttar Pradesh.

At one point in the now-deleted video, a policeman is seen holding a shield of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), proving that it was an incident in Bangladesh. The RAB is an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police.

Khan faced a strong backlash on social media for tweeting the face video with users saying that he does not even do basic fact-checking.


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