Does This Video Show People Moving Towards PoK's Muzaffarabad in Protest? No!

We found that the video shows visuals from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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A video of a huge crowd gathered on the streets is going viral with a claim that it shows people from different cities moving towards Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in protest.

We found that the video shows visuals from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

You can view an archive of the post here.

(Source: X (formerly Twitter)/Screenshot)

When this report was being written, the post had garnered over 15,000 views on X. More archives of similar claims can be viewed here, here, and here.

What is the truth?: The video dates back to April of this year and shows visuals from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur.


How did we find that out?: Team WebQoof searched the keyframes of the viral video using Google Lens. This directed us to a clearer version uploaded on Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress' official Instagram handle.

  • It was published on 17 April and its caption when translated to English said, "The picture of Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Saharanpur today shows that the government of INDIA is coming."

  • We noticed that several flags with Congress party symbols could be seen, which further proved that it was indeed taken during a roadshow of the party.

We found that the video shows visuals from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Flags with Congress' symbols can be seen in the video.

(Source: Instagram/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

News reports: We found several video news reports that covered Vadra's roadshow in Saharanpur. TV9 Bharatvarsh's official YouTube channel, too, had shared visuals from the roadshow.

  • It was published on 17 April and was titled, "Priyanka Gandhi road show begins in Saharanpur, seeking votes in support of candidate Imran Masood."

  • In the background, about a minute into the video, we noticed a signboard that said "Everest Studios."

Geolocating the place: We searched for the shop's name on Google Maps, and then used the 'street view' option that helped us in finding the exact location where the video was filmed.

Comparing visuals: When we compared keyframes from the video shared on Instagram to visuals available on Google Maps, we could conclude that the former was indeed captured in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

  • A comparison clearly highlights the similarities.

    (Source: Google Maps/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

Conclusion: It is clear that the video is from Uttar Pradesh and does not show protests in PoK.

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