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Fact Check: Indian Flag Hoisted By Baloch Community In Pak? Old Video Shared With False Claim

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As India and Pakistan celebrated their 77th Independence Day on August 15th and 14th, respectively, a video of people chanting pro-PM Modi slogans and waving the Indian flag is going viral on social media. While sharing the video, people on social media claimed that the Indian flag was hoisted by the Baloch community in Pakistan during the celebration of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

A Facebook user shared this video and wrote, “Baloch people in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day by hoisting the Indian flag and raising slogans, Modi go ahead, step up, Modi ji, we are with you… And on the occasion of 15th August, greeted the citizens of India.”

Image Credit: Facebook/Sunil Rishiwar

This Facebook post can be seen here.

It is being widely shared on Facebook and Twitter with a similar claim.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post and found it to be False.

Performing a keyword search on Google, the NewsMobile team traced multiple video reports with similar visuals. According to the report by India TV dated August 27, 2016, overseas Baloch protesters raised slogans against Pakistan in Germany. The report stated that Baluch people also waved the Indian flag and thanked PM Narendra Modi to support Balochistan’s freedom movement.

According to the report by Navbharat Times dated August 28, 2016, the incident took place in Leipzig city of Germany. The people of the exiled Baloch community had organized a rally in Leipzig. The people Baloch community organized a rally in Leipzig, with some participants raising slogans in support of India and against Pakistan while waving the Indian tricolour. Before this Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned the atrocities committed against the Baloch people in his speech on Indian Independence Day.

Image Credit: NavBharat Times

According to an ANI report dated August 27, 2016, protestors were chanting anti-Pakistan slogans and saying we want freedom, Free Balochistan Zindabad and go ahead Modi. It is to be noted that Baloch separatists want their province to get the status of a separate nation.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral video is seven years old when several Baloch activists protested against Pakistan in Germany.

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