Syed Akbaruddin slams Imran Khan for spreading fake video about 'police brutality'

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/5/2020 2:52:54 PM

NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Agencies): India`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin has 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".
"Repeat offenders. Old habits die hard," Syed wrote on Twitter while taking a jibe at the Pakistan PM who was on the earlier occasion seen spreading disinformation maligning India.
Earlier in a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for peddling fake video on the internet. 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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