Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweets an old video of Bangladesh police violence to slander India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted an old Bangladeshi video on Friday from his handle to paint India in low light.

The Pakistani Prime Minister’s measure comes one day when a mafia in Pakistan threw stones at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and could be an attempt to divert attention from the incident, which India has strongly condemned.

Imran Khan tweeted an old Bangladeshi video showing bloody images of violence unleashed by the Rapid Action Battalion of. Pak's prime minister tried to portray him as violence by the Indian police against Muslims in the UP.



The tweet was later deleted by Imran Khan.

The disturbing video shows a violent repression against people unarmed by men in uniform. Uniformed personnel could be seen wielding lathis and firing. The video also shows men on the floor, bleeding profusely.

The Rapid Action Battalion or is an elite anti-terrorist and anti-terrorist unit of the Bangladesh Police. It consists of members of the Bangladesh Police, the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy, the Bangladesh Air Force, the Bangladesh Border Guard and Bangladesh Ansar.

Verification of facts of the video tweeted by Imran Khan

The video that Imran Khan tweeted is from Bangladesh and is from an incident that happened seven years ago.

When watching the video up close, one can notice RAB written on the uniforms of the men who put them on. A simple Google search using 'RAB police' as keywords, we think it means Rapid Action Battalion, the anti-terrorist wing of the Bangladesh Police.



Then we searched for reverse images that led us to a video on video. DailyMotion streaming website with the title 'Genocide in Dhaka Bangladesh on May 6, 2013' .

The video had the same images as the one tweeted by Khan.

Then we use relevant keywords on YouTube to find a video with exactly the same images.



Violent clashes erupted in Dhaka between police and members of an Islamist group called Hefazat-e Islam on May 5 and 6, 2013. The video Khan tweeted about those clashes has nothing to do with India.

Uttar Pradesh police also tweeted that the incident is from Bangladesh.

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