A video is going viral on social media platforms showing some people detained by the Police. Additionally, some people can also be seen chanting slogans in support of Khalistan.
A verified user named Parkash Kumar Bheel posted this video on Twitter(X) and wrote: “Protests outside the R&AW office in #Amritsar have surged in response to Hardeep Singh’s killing in Canada. Sikhs are chanting slogans in support of #Khalistan”
To verify the claims made through the above viral video, the DFRAC team converted it into some keyframes and reverse-searched it on Google. Meanwhile, we found this video on YouTube. The video was posted by a channel named TV84 on July 1, 2023.
For further investigation, we also searched for protest-related news stories on Google. After this, we discovered a media report published on July 1, 2023, by the news website ‘The Tribune’.
In this report, The Tribune revealed: “The police detained the activists of Dal Khalsa who were taking out a march to hold a protest outside the local office of India’s external intelligence agency RAW to protest the killings of Sikh separatists in foreign countries, here on Saturday”.
It is clear from DFRAC’s Fact-Check that the viral video is misleading since the video dates back to July 1, 2023.