Fact Check: Old Video From Rally In Bangladesh Falsely Linked To West Bengal

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that a viral video shows a protest led by Muslims in West Bengal.

West Bengal   |   27 Aug 2020 10:37 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-27T16:12:25+05:30
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Old Video From Rally In Bangladesh Falsely Linked To West Bengal

A video with the audio of Islamic revolution song showing a protest rally is being circulated on social media with the claim that it is from West Bengal and the muslims wants to take over everything in our country. The 1 minute 42 seconds long video clip shows protesters marching with policemen around. The posts which are written in Bengali are viral on social media.

"The state religion is Islam! InshaAllah will remain Islamic. The hopes of the atheists will never be fulfilled. If you don't like the state religion, Islam! Leave Bengal. The state religion Islam was, is, will be (Translated to English)," reads the caption of one such post.

The Logical Indian received a request to fact check the claim.


Video shows a protest led by Muslims in West Bengal.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A Reverse Image search for videos was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid. This led to the same protest video on YouTube dated September 13, 2017, and titled, "Islami Andolon Bangladesh enclose Myanmar Embassy".

A similar video was uploaded by a channel called Rohingya Post on Youtube on September 13, 2017.

According to the description of the video, thousands from the Bangaladesh's Islami Andolon party had marched towards the Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka "demanding an end to the atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state."

Supporters of the Islamist party had started their protest march from the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. Police had stopped the protesters at Kakrail Mor, however, the protesters breached the barricade and continued marching.

A news report on the incident can be read here.

Further, the protestors in the video can be seen marching with the Bangladesh flag. Below is a screenshot:

Therefore, a three years old video from a protest in Bangladesh is being falsely circulated as recent and from West Bengal.

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Claim Review :  Video shows a protest led by Muslims in West Bengal.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

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As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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