Fact Check: No 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogans Were Raised At Silchar Airport As Claimed By BJP Leaders

BJP leader Himanta Biswas Sarma's claim of raising the pro-Pakistan slogan by AIUDF at Silchar airport is false.

India   |   7 Nov 2020 3:03 PM GMT
Writer : Yusha Rahman | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath
Fact Check: No Pakistan Zindabad Slogans Were Raised At Silchar Airport As Claimed By BJP Leaders

Himanta Biswa Sa rma, a BJP MLA from Assam shared a video claiming that All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) raised slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' while welcoming their party Chief Badruddin Ajmal at Silchar airport.

Other BJP MLAs Rajdeep Roy and Ashok Singhal also shared the same video slamming AIUDF for raising slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad'.




Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIDUF) have joined hands along with Left Front to contest in Assam Assembly election 2021. The tweets have been shared with the context of this.

The news was picked up by many media houses who also shared the news.

The New Indian Express also covered the news, "BJP pillories AIUDF, Congress over alleged chanting of 'Pakistan zindabad' slogan in Assam."


News Nation also covered the story.

Times Now also tweeted about anti-national slogans chanted at Silchar Airport before arrival of AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal.

Claim:

Pro-Pakistan slogans were raised at Silchar airport before arrival of AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal.

Fact Check:

On searching with the keywords, 'AIUDF, Congress over chanting of 'Pakistan zindabad' slogan in Assam', we found news published in NDTV that said, "AIUDF denies BJP claim of "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans in Assam."


AIUDF in a press release denied any claims of Pro-Pakistan slogan being raised at Silchar airport before the arrival of Badruddin Ajmal. In press release, AIUDF said that they have been watching the news about slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' raised on News Live. Slogans hailing Badruddin Ajmal, AIUDF and other MLAs who were there, 234were raised including 'Aziz Khan zindabad'. AIUDF called it a political conspiracy of BJP to break their alliance with Congress, CPI and CPI(M).

The Logical Indian also heard the voices and could hear 'Aziz Khan Zindabad' not 'Pakistan Zindabad'.

According to Alt News report, Aziz Khan said he was present in the rally and people were shouting 'Aziz Khan Zindabad' and not 'Pakistan Zindabad. He also said that actions will be taken against those trying to malign their image.

This is not for the first time that claims of raising anti-national slogans have been pointed out in rallies when such slogans were not raised. Earlier, JNU sedition case in 2016 in which Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested, it was claimed that pro-Pakistan slogans were raised. Later, the District Magistrate of Delhi quashed the charges and said the video was doctored, according to News 18.

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Claim Review :  Pro-Pakistan slogans were raised at Silchar airport before arrival of AIUDF chief, Badruddin Ajmal.
Claimed By :  Himanta Biswa Sarma
Fact Check :  False
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