A 30-second video of a Muslim man admitting to stealing electricity and threatening to kill if the connection is disrupted has been shared on social media in India. “I will either die or kill,” he says.
Twitter user @shruttitandon posted this video and claimed that the Taliban are birthing in the country. This video has been viewed over 20,000 times.
बिजली चोरी करूंगा !! नहींं मानूंगा!! मरूंगा या मारूंगा।।😢।। ये तालिबान तो देश के भीतर ही पैदा हो रहा है… pic.twitter.com/jSTSA5wZ4P
— हिंदू मेरा परिचय 🚩 (@shruttitandon) September 2, 2021
Several accounts have posted the video. The ones that drew a minimum of 100 retweets can be viewed here.
Ex-Naval officer Harinder S Sikka also shared this video and tagged UP CMO and CM Adityanath.
Open Threat from thieves. That’s why they dislike
‘One Nation,One Rule’
‘बिजली चोरी करूंगाI
नहीं मानूंगा I
मरूंगा या मारूंगा I’
तालिबान देश के भीतर पैदा हो रहा है?@narendramodi Zero Tolerance needs to be seen implemented across nation🙏 pic.twitter.com/UMRGXUhnpm
— Harinder S Sikka (@sikka_harinder) September 2, 2021
Several Facebook (FB) and Twitter users have shared this video. It was posted by the FB page ModiJi-विकास पुरुष and राष्ट्रचेतना. A user also posted this on FB group ‘We Support Pushpendra Kulshrestha’. Other Twitter accounts that posted the video include @PNRai1, @Horsestable15, @YamrajFromHell, @pujatiwariBJP, @JainKiran6, @Bhilaiwale_, @AmitAgarwal9, and @BHUPENDER4252.
Alt News has received several requests to fact-check this claim on our WhatsApp helpline number (+91 76000 11160).
[Hindi text on WhatsApp बिजली चोरी करूंगा !! नहीं मानूंगा!! … मरूंगा या मारूंगा।।।। ये तालिबान तो देश के भीतर ही पैदा हो रहा है]
We performed a keyword search in Urdu on FB (ماروں گا یا مروں گا) and found that the viral video was aired by Pakistan-based ARY News last year in July. The anchor stated that this incident took place in Karachi and a man named Atauur Rehman threatened the authorities when they tried to install an electric meter.
مروں گا یا ماروں گا لیکن کنڈا نہیں اتارنے دوں گا۔ کراچی کا شہری pic.twitter.com/1VsnUGogh3
— Trends Pakistan (@TrendsPaak) July 28, 2020
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) July 28, 2020
To sum it up, a video of a 2020 incident in Pakistan was shared by several social media users in India with the false claim that the incident took place in India.