Old Clip Viral As ‘Jat Community Praising Modi Amid Farmers’ Stir’

In the said clip, people can be seen hailing the PM for Article 370, Triple Talaq Law and the Ayodhya verdict.

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An old clip which at least dates back to January 2020 is being shared with a claim that it shows the Jat community singing praising for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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As farmers from different states in north India continue to protest against the controversial farm laws, an old clip which at least dates back to January 2020 is being shared with a claim that it shows the Jat community singing praising for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

CLAIM

In the aforementioned clip, a group of of people can be seen hailing the prime minister for abrogation of Article 370, the Triple Talaq Law and for the settlement of the Ram Mandir dispute.

This video is massively viral on Facebook and Twitter with a claim which reads, “दिल्ली के जाटों द्वारा प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी का गुणगान- मोदी चालीसा” (Translation: Jat Community in Delhi sing praises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.)

An archived version of the post can be accessed <a href="https://perma.cc/ZU4V-98LH">here</a>.
An archived version of the post can be accessed here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
An archived version of the post can be accessed <a href="https://perma.cc/7P2B-ME5F">here</a>.
An archived version of the post can be accessed here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)
An archived version of the tweet can be accessed <a href="https://archive.st/hqln">here</a>.
An archived version of the tweet can be accessed here.
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

WHAT WE FOUND

We noticed that there was no mention of farmers or farm laws in the video. This raised our suspicion and we fragmented the video into multiple keyframes using the InVid Google Chrome extension.

Then we ran a reverse image search on one of the keyframes and found the same video uploaded on Facebook in January 2020, by a fan page of PM Modi, much before the ongoing farmers’ protest started.

An archived version of the post can be accessed <a href="https://perma.cc/3S7C-SPNV">here</a>.
An archived version of the post can be accessed here.
(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

We also found the same clip upload on a YouTube channel on 11 January 2020.

An archived version of the video can be accessed <a href="https://archive.st/szyx">here</a>.
An archived version of the video can be accessed here.
(Source: YouTube/Screenshot)

While The Quint hasn’t been able to independently verify the original source of the video, the fact that it has been in circulation for over a year proves that it has no connection with the ongoing farmers’ agitation.

(This story was first debunked by fact-checking website Alt News)

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