Student Protest At Faiz Festival In Lahore Falsely Shared As JNU

BOOM found that video is from protests by Pakistani students in Lahore.

A video of Pakistani students raising 'Azaadi' slogans in Lahore during the Faiz Literary Festival is being falsely shared as Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students.

The video was shared by a Facebook page Anshuman Shukla, with the description, 'JNU for you'. While Shukla has now removed the false caption, the video still exists on the page and has been shared more than 400 times and has nearly 40,000 views.

The archived version with the false claim can be viewed here.

screenshot of post claiming video is from JNU
Screenshot of post claiming video is from JNU

The post with the deleted description can be viewed below


BOOM ran a reverse image search and found that the video is from the recently concluded Faiz Festival, 2019 held in Lahore, Pakistan.

We went through posts on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FaizFestival2019 and found the original video uploaded by Khalid Mahmood, a Lahore based photographer and activist.

The same video was shared by Haider Butt, a student activist from Lahore also seen leading the march in the video.

A visible hoarding says

In the original video, a hoarding hanging on the wall, clearly says, 'Faiz Festival 2019' and news results show that the festival was held in Lahore to celebrate the poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Recent media reports and Facebook posts also explained that student groups held rallies and marches at the Faiz festival to revoke the ban on students unions in Pakistan.

Claim Review :   JNU students Singing Azaadi slogans
Claimed By :  Facebook Page - Anshuman Shukla
Fact Check :  FALSE
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