While millions of Indians were left heartbroken after India’s defeat in Champions trophy final on Sunday, videos claiming that Muslims in India celebrated Pakistan’s win emerged on social media.
The videos drew a lot of traction and shares on social media. The comment sections were filled with vicious anti-Muslim rants. However, it soon came to the fore that the videos were fake.
This isn’t sportsmanship but radical islamic extremism which attaches them to islamic nation.Why to tolerate this in d name of secularism? pic.twitter.com/oJ40G7NZHj— ShankhNaad (@ShankhNaad) June 19, 2017
This is so sick man seriously all these Indian Muslims celebrating Pakistan’s victory is not okay— Sad minahil (@Sindhibiryani) June 19, 2017
Indian Muslims celebrating a Pakistan win is a matter of grave concern. Do we have treasonous people who work to undermine our nation?!— Shankara (@Sshankara) June 20, 2017
“Indian muslims” bloody is this a patriotism ha Celebrating pakistan win against india— abhi Raut (@AbhiRaut9) June 19, 2017
One video, which went viral on social media was of two youths riding on a bike carrying a green flag. Many netizens took up the flag as that of Pakistan. However, a closer look clearly shows that the flag carried by the youths isn’t actually a Pakistani flag.
Interestingly, the video was first uploaded on YouTube in March this year.
The rate at which false videos of Indian Muslims celebrating for Pak’s victory on fake pages are spreading, IT Cell is on to something.— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) June 19, 2017
5 months old video is being shared with false-communal info “Indian Mullahs celebrate Pak cricket match win” by a verified account pic.twitter.com/o2RO8WeEz0— Irony Of India (@IronyOfIndia_) June 19, 2017
The second video showing a group of Muslims celebrating Pakistan’s win was claimed to be from India but that’s not the case.
Showing a large group of people watching the cricket match beamed through a huge projector, the video was actually of Pakistani Bohra community in Karachi cheering for Pakistan. On a closer look, it’s clearly visible that match is being broadcast on PTV Sports.
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