Prime Minister Imran Khan has removed his tweets regarding the atrocities against Muslims in India after Indian media pointed out that the video he twitted was not from India but from Bangladesh.
According to details, the Prime Minister Imran Khan had posted a video in his tweet in which he claimed that Indian police were beating up Muslims in Uttar Pradesh.
The tweet remained on Twitter for an hour and during that time the Prime Minister was subjected to widespread criticism and was eventually deleted.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made his first tweet on January 3, 2020, in which he shared a video: ‘Indian police in UP (Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) organize a systematic attack against Muslims’. He then tweeted two more with the same message.
Apparently, his aim was to draw attention to the actions taken against Muslims in the recent upheaval of the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA), the revolving citizenship law in India.
Mohammad Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, an Indian website examining Fake News, tagged Imran Khan in his tweet citing the news and said the video was from Bangladesh.
The video was actually a riot in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka about 6 years ago, in which a Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh charged the protesters in the presence of media persons.