New Delhi: In another attempt to spread fake news and to defame India, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday tweeted an old video of violence from Bangladesh and captioned it as ‘Indian Police attacking Muslims as part of Modi government’s ethnic cleansing.’ However, he later deleted his tweets after facing criticism from Twitter users for spreading wrong information. Also Read - India Could Carry Out Action of 'Some Sort' in PoK, Says Pakistan PM Imran Khan; Tweets Likening RSS to Hitler's Brown Shirt
In the tweet, he claimed police brutality on Muslims in India by the Narendra Modi-led Central government. However, the video was made in 2013 where police were beating up protesters from Dhaka, Bangladesh. As per updates, the video was made when Dhaka on May 6, 2013, witnessed a clash between protesters and police over a blasphemy law. Also Read - Religious Freedom in Pakistan's Imran Khan-led Government Under Attack: UN Commission
The video posted by the Pakistan Prime Minister very clearly showed that the police personnel were wearing uniform of Rapid Action Battalion, anti-terrorism wing of the Bangladesh Police.
The tweet from the Pakistan PM comes after India passed the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in the winter session of the Parliament. Following the passage of the Act, India witnessed massive protest across the country.
However, the fake video from the Pakistan Prime Minister did not go down well with many Twitter users with many slamming the Pakistan PM for his lack of general knowledge on world affairs.
Reacting to PM Khan’s fake video tweet, Uttar Pradesh Police released a statement, saying the video is not from UP. “This is not from UP, but from a May 2013 incident in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The RAB (Rapid Action Battalion, a unit of the Bangladesh Police) written on the vests at 0:21s, 1:27s or the Bengali spoken, would help you be better informed.”