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MEA slams Imran Khan for peddling old video from Bangladesh

ANI | Updated: Jan 03, 2020 23:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 2 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday 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".
"Tweet Fake News. Get Caught. Delete Tweet. Repeat. #Oldhabitsdiehard," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

A 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. (ANI)

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