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BJP MLA Arjun Singh, claiming that Waris Pathan blasted the Mumbai Police during the lockdown.

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News CLAIM: A video of Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM's former MLA Waris Pathan is becoming very viral. Many people have shared it on social media, along with  BJP MLA Arjun Singh, claiming that Waris Pathan blasted the Mumbai Police during the lockdown.

Look at the open threat being given by #warispathan to police. And  @rautsanjay61

 Ji of the ruling party in Maharashtra was trying to teach @myogiadityanath

 ji on how to handle law and order.

Pehle Mumbai to sambhal lijye!

See How #WarisPathan is threatening .He doesn't believe in land of law for him and his followers social distancing has no means. Nation is secondary. #UdhavThackeray we are missing #BalaSahab. @MumbaiPolice.

TRUTH & Verification

In the video, Pathan can be heard telling the police not to disturb the people who are offering Namaz. They are saying, "These people have been offering namaz here for the last 40 years. Do not attempt to close the mosque. Do not attempt to shut down the loudspeaker."

The video going viral, which has 'Mumbai Live' written on the top right corner, is from 2016. The video was uploaded by the respective channel on 18 November 2016. This video is from when police arrived in an area of Byculla to shut down the loudspeaker of the mosque. During that time there was a clash between the local people and the police. Heir Pathan also reached the spot then.

The video going viral, which has 'Mumbai Live' written on the top right corner, is from 2016. The video was uploaded by the respective channel on 18 November 2016. This video is from when police arrived in an area of Byculla, Mumbai to shut down the loudspeaker of the mosque. During that time there was a clash between the local people and the police. Waris Pathan also reached the spot then.

The video is actually four years old, and two minutes and 16 seconds long.

As per mumbailive, The video was shared on November 18, 2016, from Byculla where AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan was seen interacting with Mumbai Police when people in the area were asked to lower down the loud speaker’s volume voice. As per reports, MLA interfered in the matter and asked police to politely handle the situation, stating that the public in the locality was following the law and order. Further, it is also said that the organizers of the event had permission until 10 PM, owing to which the police cannot ask them to stop the event.

VERDICT: False, The video is old from 2016 and has nothing to do with the lockdown.




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