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A video shows a demonstration defending the Prophet Muhammad held in India.

A video showing a 2021 ceremony commemorating TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi in Pakistan has been misattributed as a protest in India.


Context:

Nupur Sharma, the now-former national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), recently made inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad during a discussion on a news channel. Her comments drew massive criticism and outrage across India, but also in countries such as Oman, Qatar, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Since the incident, social media posts have been circulated with misleading videos and images. Twitter handle @Humaira922 posted one such video with the title "Mass demonstrations of our brothers in India defending Rasulullah S AW The Muslim Ummah, if they unite they will form a great nation, but the tyrants for centuries have been trying to divide and divert the attention of the Muslim Ummah."


In fact:

On searching keyframes of the viral video, we found that this video is one year old and from Pakistan. The same video was posted on Labbaik News on January 4, 2021, with the caption "Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi Chehlum." The video was also found on the official YouTube account of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi on January 4, 2021.


According to a report published on BaaghiTV, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the head of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), passed away in November 2020 at a hospital in Lahore after a prolonged illness. His Chehlum was held 40 days after his death. Thousands of people attended Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi's Chehlum in Lahore on January 3, 2021.


The verdict:

The video showing a 2021 ceremony commemorating TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi in Pakistan has been misattributed as an India-based protest against Nupur Sharma's remarks. Thus, we have marked this claim as false.

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