A purported video of angry locals raising slogans against Baba Ramdev allegedly at Jodhpur airport has been circulating widely on social media. It is claimed that the sloganeering was so fierce that it forced the Patanjali founder had to leave. Deepak Jain, Social Media District Convenor of Youth Congress from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, made the same claim while tweeting this video. It received more than 21,000 views at the time of writing. (Archive link)

The clip is widespread on Twitter.

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The video is also garnering a lot of traction on Facebook.


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Alt News performed a keyword search and discovered that this video has been in circulation since 2017 with the same claim. We found its oldest iteration in a tweet dated September 27, 2017. A handle named ‘@Jalawat63615356’ posted this video on September 27, 2017, at 7:56 AM.

On September 28, 2017, Jansatta published an article about the incident. According to the report, Ramdev had arrived in Alwar, Rajasthan to inaugurate Patanjali Village Industries on September 27. As soon as he left the airport, he was greeted by widespread opposition, forcing him to go back inside.

An Amar Ujala article dated September 28, 2017, stated that Congress workers held a demonstration at the airport opposing Baba Ramdev’s visit.

YouTube channels News World India and SPN9NEWS Saamajik Aina also aired the clip on October 1, 2017.

A four-year-old video of a protest against Baba Ramdev’s visit to Rajasthan was falsely shared as a recent.

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Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.