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Fact Check: Old video of Khalistan supporters linked to ongoing farmers’ protest

A video showing a group of men chanting pro-Khalistan, pro-Pakistan and anti-Modi slogans is going viral on social media with the claim that it is a scene from the farmers’ protest. However, the video is from the ICC World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom.


Dheeshma Puzhakkal
Dheeshma Puzhakkal

New Delhi
November 29, 2020
UPDATED: November 29, 2020 15:46 IST



Several politicians, including Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, have alleged the presence of Khalistani separatists in the farmers’ agitation. (Photo for representation: PTI)

Thousands of farmers are camping near Delhi, trying to make their way into the Capital, in protest against the new farm laws. Several politicians, including Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, have alleged the presence of Khalistani separatists in the farmers’ agitation.
In this context, a video showing a group of men chanting pro-Khalistan, pro-Pakistan and anti-Modi slogans is going viral on social media with the claim that it is a scene from the farmers’ protest. The men, some of whom are wearing turbans, are also seen holding Pakistani flags and Khalistani banners.
The Hindi caption along with one such 15-second video translates to, “Raising anti-Modi slogans can be understood, but why slogans in favour of Pakistan and Khalistan? Is it farmers’ protest or Khalistani terror?”

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is from the ICC World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom.
The archived versions of similar posts can be seen here, here and here.

AFWA probe
Using InVID tool and appropriate keywords, we found a clearer version of the same video uploaded by a Twitter user on June 30, 2019. In this version of the video, it can be seen that the men are raising slogans from a gallery in a stadium.

Taking a cue from this, we searched the Internet further and found the same video in a report uploaded by ANI on its official YouTube channel. The caption of the video says, “Sikhs in the UK denounce pro-Khalistan slogans during World Cup matches”.
According to the video description, some Sikhs, along with Pakistan fans, had raised pro-Khalistan and pro-Pakistan slogans during ICC World Cup 2019 matches in the UK. Here is a screengrab from the ANI report.




As per news reports, this particular incident took place during a Pakistan vs Afghanistan match on June 29, 2019.
We also found media reports on similar instances where anti-India and pro-Khalistan slogans were raised at various grounds during the ICC World Cup 2019. Many of the protesters were evicted from the stadiums.
Hence, it is clear that the viral video is over a year old and from the United Kingdom. It has nothing to do with the ongoing farmers’ protest.


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ClaimVideo shows protesting Sikh farmers chanting pro-Khalistan and pro-Pakistan slogans.ConclusionThis video is from the ICC World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom.

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Fact Check: Did cops nab Muslim SDPI activist disguised as Sikh in farmers' protest?

A video of policemen removing the turban of a man has gone viral with the claim that a Muslim disguised as a Sikh was apprehended in Haryana. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is from 2011.



Chayan Kundu
New Delhi
December 1, 2020
UPDATED: December 1, 2020 00:06 IST



(Screengrab of the viral video)

Amid the ongoing farmers' protest near Delhi, a video of policemen removing the turban of a man has gone viral with the claim that a Muslim disguised as a Sikh has been apprehended in Haryana.
Several Facebook users posted the 13-second video on November 30 with the caption, "Lofer Nazir Mohammed an SDPI worker, dressed as a Sardarji in farmers strike in Hariyaana is arrested this morning."


India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the video is from 2011. The man is a Sikh who was apprehended while taking part in a protest by retrenched veterinary employees in Punjab's Mohali.
The archived versions of the posts can be seen here, here and here.
Old video revived
We found through keyword search that the video was uploaded by several YouTubers in 2011. Website "sikhnet.com" had also written about the incident. All of them reported that the incident took place on March 28, 2011, near PCA Stadium in Punjab's Mohali.


We looked for related news reports and found that The Times of India and The Indian Express had covered the incident at that time. According to these reports, the incident was the fallout of a standoff between protesting rural veterinary pharmacists and Punjab police near Mohali's PCA Stadium. The protest took place on March 28, 2011 - two days before the high-voltage ICC World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan at Mohali stadium.
According to "The Indian Express", at around 12.45 pm on that day, hundreds of retrenched veterinary pharmacists, who were already in an indefinite protest seeking restoration and regularisation of their services, began marching towards the stadium. Police tried to disperse the crowd forcefully when they tried to enter the high-security zone.
United Sikhs, a global organisation of the community, had filed a complaint against Punjab police before the Mohali judicial magistrate for removing a Sikh youth's turban. On March 31, 2011, The Times of India had reported that two gazetted officers of Punjab police - an SP and an SHO - were suspended over the incident.
Late last year, AFWA had published a fact-check article when the same video went viral falsely linking it to the anti-CAA protests.
Hence, it is clear that the viral video of police removing a man's turban has nothing to do with the ongoing farmers' protest near Delhi. The video is from 2011 and the man was not a Muslim but a Sikh.


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Fact Check: Were Pro-Khalistani supporters shouting 'Congress Zindabad' in INC event



Summary

Some Khalistani supporters gate-crashed the INC event Indian Overseas Congress UK Mega Conference and raised anti-India and pro-Khalistan slogans.



It's often said to believe your eyes not ears, but when it comes to social media both can mislead. A twitter user helped us to track a false propaganda video targetting Congress party. In the video, some people can be heard shouting "Congress Zindabaad" while slogan "Hindustan Murdabaad" can also be heard the same time. The video targetted Congress by saying 'why do all breaking India forces always support Congress'.

You can watch the video being circulated on social media here

Fact Check:
While the video shared is not doctored but the claim is false. The video is of August 2018 when Rahul Gandhi was about to deliver the inaugural address at the Indian Overseas Congress UK Mega Conference. Few Khalistani supporters who had bypassed the security and gatecrashed the event started shouting “Khalistan Zindabad”. According to TOI, they were angry at Rahul Gandhi's remark on the 1984 riots. Earlier Rahul has said, the anti-Sikh riots were a “tragedy” and “a painful experience”, but added that the Congress was not involved in them.


The people in the event started a counter-chant of 'Congress Zindabad' and all the confusion in the video is based on that. The Khalistan supporters who had refused to leave the event were later escorted out by the police.
The news was also reported by several news channels during that time namely India Today, TOI, The Indian Express.

Conclusion :
Indeed the video is true but the group of people chanting 'Congress Zindabad' are different from the group shouting 'Hindustan Murdabad'. In fact, both the groups are chanting against each other not supporting each other. The claim that they are supporters of Congress or they are supporting Congress is false.
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Thieves Use Salt and Saliva to Break Your Car Glass: Fact Check


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Fact Check:
A video in heavy circulation online claims to demonstrate and warn people that Thieves use simple table salt and saliva to break your Car glass to have full access inside and attempt robbery. The breakthrough process of the car glass seen in the video is true, but the claim that simple table salt and saliva are used for the same is a hoax.


About the Video
Seen in the video is perhaps a thief in hand cuffs demonstrating an easy trick to break car glass. The man takes small pieces of alleged salt in his hand, makes them wet by saliva in his mouth, and then throws them at a near by car glass – thereby shattering it. Then a slight push on the shattered window removes the car glass completely, whereby a thief can have full access to the car. Quite a lot of people who watched the video in fact believed it is possible to breakthrough a car window glass with a handful of salt and saliva.

Not Salt and Saliva Breaking Car Glass
A close look at the video, after the man throws the material at window glass reveals the pieces falling off as it is, even after the impact. So the claim that simple table salt and saliva was used to break the car window glass is hoax. The man in the video has most probably used bits of hard ceramic material of a Spark Plug to break the car window. You can see a similar demonstration in another video shown below. The high density of the ceramic fragments is effective in breaking the glass windows. In the first video, the man is dampening the (probable) bits of ceramic material in his saliva possibly to make them wet so they produce less noise when they impact the glass.








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उसने सिद्ध कर दिया कि एक चम्मच भरकर काली मिर्च का चूर्ण,
दो चम्मच शहद,
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Patrika Fact Finder: पिछले कुछ दिनों से फेसबुक और ट्विटर पर एक पोस्ट तेजी से वायरल हो रहा है। इस पोस्ट में ये दावा किया जा रहा है कि कोविड-19 का घरेलू उपचार खोज लिया है। विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन ( WHO) ने भी उसकी दवा को कारगर माना है। मैसेज में लिखा है-
‘एक सुखद समाचार, अन्ततोगत्वा पॉन्डिचेरी विश्वविद्यालय के एक भारतीय छात्र रामू ने कोविड-19 का घरेलू उपचार खोज लिया जिसे WHO ने पहली बार में ही स्वीकृति प्रदान कर दी।
रामू ने सिद्ध कर दिया कि एक चाय के चम्मच भरकर काली मिर्च का चूर्ण, दो चम्मच शहद, थोड़ा सा अदरक का रस, लगातार 5 दिनों तक लिया जाय तो कोरोना के प्रभाव को 100% तक समाप्त किया जा सकता है. सम्पूर्ण जगत इस उपचार को लेना आरम्भ कर रहा है. अन्ततः 2020 में एक सुखद अनुभव. इसे अपने सभी समूहों में प्रेषित अवश्य करें। धन्यवाद।"

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WHO Hasn’t Approved Cure for COVID Involving Pepper, Honey, Ginger
There is no truth to this message and while honey and ginger may have soothing effects, they cannot cure COVID-19.

SHREYASHI ROY
Updated: 15 Jul 2020, 1:59 PM IST

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There is no truth to this message and while honey and ginger may have soothing effects, they cannot cure COVID-19.



A viral message falsely claiming that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a mixture of black pepper powder, honey and ginger juice as a cure for the novel coronavirus is doing the rounds on social media.
But there is no truth to this message and while honey and ginger may have soothing effects, there is no evidence that they can cure COVID-19.

CLAIM

An archived version of this post can be seen <a href=http://archive.is/cvVXP>here</a>.


An archived version of this post can be seen here.(Photo: Screenshot/Facebook)
According to the viral message, an Indian student from Pondicherry University has discovered this home remedy for COVID-19, which has also been accepted by WHO. The cure is apparently a combination of one tablespoon of black pepper powder, two tablespoons of honey and some ginger juice, which if taken for five days, can ‘suppress’ the effects of coronavirus.
The Quint received a query from a reader about the validity of the claims made in the message.


While we could not find the exact origin of the message, we found that it has been circulating on Twitter since 11 June.

An archived version can be seen <a href=http://archive.is/ejqRj>here</a>.

An archived version can be seen here.(Photo: Screenshot/Twitter)

The message was also viral on Facebook.

An archived version of this page can be seen <a href=http://archive.is/izccs>here</a>.

An archived version of this page can be seen here.(Photo: Screenshot/Facebook)

We also found the message being shared on Reddit.

WHO Hasn’t Approved Cure for COVID Involving Pepper, Honey, Ginger


(Photo: Screenshot/Reddit)


WHAT’S THE TRUTH?
Many such messages with claims about natural home remedies having the ability to cure COVID-19 have been doing the rounds since the pandemic broke. However, as before, none of these have been proved to be effective in curing COVID-19. Further, there is still no approved cure for the novel coronavirus and the world is still waiting for vaccines to be developed and approved.
In fact, WHO had in April 2020, denied that ginger and honey have any effect in curing or treating the disease. Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, Dr Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said that while it could have soothing effects, or even provide reassurance during an illness, it should not be assumed to be effective in treating COVID-19.


“I think we have to be careful from what we would consider to be the traditional remedies that people use for making themselves feel better during the common cold or the flu or any of this. We’ve all had illnesses, and some of us like to take a drink with honey, some like to take ginger...But it’s a different thing to say that something is effective in treating the disease. At this moment there is no therapy that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19.”
Dr Michael Ryan
WHO also denied that such a cure for COVID-19 has been approved by the organisation at all. “This is fake news and WHO has not approved any such home remedy to cure COVID-19,” WHO officials told The Quint.


DOCTORS ADVISE AGAINST SELF MEDICATION
Further, Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital said that there was no medical basis or evidence to state that either of these elements could cure COVID-19.
“They might soothe the symptoms, they might in some way be immuno-boosters, but in no way do they treat the infection in itself. Once you’ve had the infection, they don’t treat it. They have no definite proven role in the treatment of coronavirus,” Dr Chatterjee said.
Dr Sumit Ray, a critical care specialist in Delhi NCR also told The Quint that there was no evidence that these kind of cures can help in either stopping or recovering from coronavirus.
“Earlier, in pandemics when there was not much medical management, solutions like these were like a solace to people. But at present, there is fairly good medical management which can improve outcomes, so trying to do these and not actually approaching healthcare facilities for the disease could be counter-productive,” Dr Ray said.



While black pepper and honey have antimicrobial properties, according to the USA’s National Institutes of Health, the latter has been considered a good alternative for antiviral drugs for the treatment of some viral infections.

There is currently a study taking place in the USA, in which investigators are trying to determine the efficacy of natural honey in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, but no conclusion has been reached yet.
Further, while ginger is known to be a natural treatment to boost immunity, it is not a cure for the novel coronavirus.
(Update: This story has been updated to include a quote from WHO.)

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No, This Video Of A Man Disappearing Into A Puddle Is Not Real.
BOOM spotted several anomalies in the video to indicate it has been created using visual effects.
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et, is not real and has been created digitally using visual effects.
The video which was viral in 2020 also, is being shared in the backdrop of heavy rains lashing Mumbai on June 9, 2021, with reports of water-logging reported in low-lying areas of the city. (Read here)
In the 16 seconds clip, a man with a green umbrella can be seen walking in the rain and suddenly vanishes into a puddle of water.


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FACT-CHECK
BOOM analysed the viral clip and found that it had been digitally edited using visual effects to show the man falling into the puddle.
These are the anomalies that we spotted in the clip which indicate that special effects have been used



1) The video is not CCTV footage captured from a location. The video is shot in anticipation of something happening which indicates that the action is staged. The person shooting the video does not react to the man falling. In fact, the person recording moves closer to take a close-up shot of the spot where the man fell. This indicates that it was a premeditated and not an actual incident. Additionally, the video is still and is not at shaky, which is usually the case when videos of real accidents are captured.



2) As we see the man falling, we do not see any reaction from him. There are no hand movements or any reflex reaction to break his fall.
3) On observing the man falling, we noticed that the water remained stagnant and did not create much of a splash which is unusual.
4) On slowing down the clip, we can spot that the man's reaction is the same, which also indicates visual effects being used to show the man falling.
After slowing the video down and watching it, we can clearly see that the man's hand gestures remain the same till he vanishes into the puddle, which shows that the shot of the man has been frozen to show him vanish.





5) We also found VFX tutorial clips on YouTube that showed how to edit a person falling into a water puddle, the below video explains how software tools like Adobe can be used to create the intended effects. The visual effects used in this tutorial match with the effects seen in the viral clip.
We can spot how the intended person frames are pre-shot and then added over the water puddle to make it seem as if he is falling into it.
VFX Tutorial video
View the complete tutorial below
The same clip was previously being shared on social media in September 2020, with the false claim which was earlier fact-checked by SM Hoax Slayer.


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Women Fall Off Swing On The Edge Of A 6,300-Foot Cliff In Chilling Video
The women were sent hurtling off the cliff edge when one of the swing's chains snapped.

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Written by Sanya Jain
Updated: July 14, 2021 4:54 pm IST

Women Fall Off Swing On The Edge Of A 6,300-Foot Cliff In Chilling Video


Two women escaped with minor scratches after falling off a swing on the edge of a cliff.


Two women escaped with minor injuries after falling off a swing perched on the edge of a 6,300-foot cliff in Russia. They were taking a ride on the swing over Sulak Canyon, located in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, when one of its chains snapped and sent them hurtling off the cliff edge, reports Daily Mail. Luckily, a small wooden platform located just beyond the cliff edge broke their fall and very possibly saved their lives. The two women escaped with only minor scratches, though they were left shaken by the incident.
A source in law enforcement told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper: "The women got scared and sustained scratches, but neither of them suffered serious injuries."
"It is chilling to imagine what could have happened if they slipped when the swings were at a maximum height," the source added.

Footage of the incident has been shared widely on social media. It shows onlookers screaming in shock as the chain snapped and the women fell over the edge.




Police have now launched an investigation into how the huge safety lapse occurred, while The Ministry of Tourism in Dagestan said the swing "did not meet safety standards" and that law enforcement agencies and other services are "already conducting relevant checks to ensure that nothing threatens lives and health" in the future.
In January, a woman slipped and fell off the edge of a 650-foot cliff in Carinthia, Austria. Miraculously, she survived the drop thanks to snow breaking her fall.

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