Madhu Kishwar, Giriraj Singh circulate fake video claiming Muslim impersonating Sikh during anti-CAA protests

The actual video is that of a 2011 sit-in staged by retrenched rural veterinary pharmacists in Punjab when a protester was pulled aside by the police and his turban was forcibly removed

Screengrab from video
Screengrab from video
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A fake video of policemen apprehending a man and removing his turban has been circulating on social media in the context of anti-CAA protests. Madhu Purnima Kishwar and Union Minister Giriraj Singh and many right-wing social media handles have shared it claiming the guy pictured is a Muslim in a Sikh turban. They have claimed that the man was a Muslim impersonating as a member of the Sikh community. “Muslim are wearing turbans during anti-CAA protest to falsely portray that Sikhs are protesting. Be careful, some Muslim of our country have stooped so low we have to stay careful. They can disguise themselves and do anything wrong. Be careful,” reads the text.

ut fake news busting website altnews.in (https://www.altnews.in/video-from-2011-viral-with-false-claim-that-muslim-man-wore-sikh-turban-during-anti-caa-protest/)have back in December, 2019 found out that a “keyword search on Google – ‘police removes Sikh turban’ – led us to the incident reported in 2011. According to sikhnet.com, “A Sikh youth, participating in a peaceful sit-in staged by retrenched rural veterinary pharmacists and employees, was pulled aside by police officials and his Turban was forcibly removed without cause.” This incident took place on March 28, 2011, near PCA Stadium, Mohali, Punjab.

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