Video of protest rally by Muslims is not from Kolkata, is a 3-year-old clip from Bangladesh – ThePrint

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New Delhi: A video of a massive rally with a background song that says “Islam zindabad” is being shared widely on social media platforms.

The clip is being shared with a caption that reads, “This is not a visual from Kashmir or Kerala but from Kolkata. Hindus in the country should look at this before criticising Modi.”

The video has been shared on Facebook by over 100 users and viewed multiple times on the social media platform. Several users also said how it was a rally in “Mamata Bano’s” Kolkata.

The clip shows a rally of people wearing skull caps with a background song sung by a man in Bengali.

Besides Twitter, the video has also been shared on WhatsApp with the same caption.

A WhatsApp forward

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Fact Check

The video is from a rally in Bangladesh in 2017 against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.  ThePrint also found that posters held by the members of the rally read, “Stop brutal genocide on Rohingya Muslims”.

The rally was organised by the Students Movement of Islamic Constitution or Islami Shasontantra Chhatra Andolan (ISCA), a student outfit.

The banner showing the name of Islami Shasontantra Chhatra Andolan

The colour of the police uniform seen in the clip is a darker shade of green, different from the khaki-coloured uniform that Indian police personnel wear.

A video of the rally was also uploaded by the ISCA on YouTube on 17 September 2017. More than one million people had taken to the streets during the rally in a bid to block the Myanmar Embassy in Bangladesh.

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