The twitterati wasted no time in calling out Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday night after he accused India of a “Pogrom against Muslims by Uttar Pradesh Police” with a wrong video.
In another tweet, he blamed India, captioning the video as: “Indian police attacking Muslims as part of Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing”.
In third video, he again blamed India police, saying: “Indian Police attacking Muslims as part of Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing”.
Khan later deleted the videos.
Reacting to the video clip, Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state in a statement said that the video is from a May 2013 incident that occurred in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
“The RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) written on the vests at 0:21s, 1:27s or the Bengali spoken, or these links would help you be better informed”, the Indian police countered the Pakistan prime minister.
But the video clip appeared to have given enough fodder to the twitterati to lampoon Imran Khan. People have been trolling Khan for sharing fake videos and said that it doesn’t behove a prime minister of a country to spread fake news.
We have all advised @ImranKhanPTI not to tweet after 7 pm but he just doesn’t listen. This is a 8 year old video from Bangladesh.— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) January 3, 2020
But then...after a dose...kya Bangladesh aur kya UP. Sab barabar hai. Riyasat-e-Pudina 🌿 #DumMaroDum https://t.co/hrFSzy6EQ4
Pakistan PM’s propaganda! Sharing a video from Bangladesh where Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) commandos are seen! https://t.co/9qmcZoqrb6— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) January 3, 2020
Not a good look for the PM of a country to spread fake news. This video is from Bangladesh. (I say this as a critic of Uttar Pradesh police excesses.) pic.twitter.com/EwVAukYBji— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) January 3, 2020
In Naya Pakistan Imran Khan should know; he is PM. Why posted fake video? 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/Wvz7FPjxFP— Veengas (@VeengasJ) January 3, 2020
Politician of India’s ruling BJP even demanded twitter to block Khan’s handle for sharing fake videos.
Some senior journalists of Pakistan have also charged Imran Khan for relying upon trolls for attacking arch-rival India.
PM Khan should reconsider the value of the troll farms cultivated for him by his wealthy & powerful supporters.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) January 3, 2020
Otherwise a troll w no business being anywhere near the PMO may post video from Bangladesh to make a point about India.
Imagine how embarassing that would be? https://t.co/emizKqosfR
However, Khan has deleted all tweets after being called out about fake videos posted by him.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan started a verbal pot-shot at his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi over the parliament passing controversial citizenship-related legislation in December 2019.
Khan accused Modi of systematically pursuing a “Hindu Supremacist” agenda which originated with what he described as the “illegal annexation and siege” of the Jammu and Kashmir region since August this year and continued with Muslims in India being made refugees.