A video doing rounds on social media is being shared with claims suggesting that it represents Congress party workers chanting “Pakistan Zindabad”.

Several people have been sharing it on Facebook as an “insult to our armed forces”.

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Congress party supporters shouting “Pakistan zindabad” slogans. It’s an insult not just of our Armed Forces but of each one of us above all our Motherland!

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From what it seems, the video is being circulated on WhatsApp with the identical narrative.

“Bhati Saab Zindabad”, NOT “Pakistan Zindabad”

The above video has been doing rounds on social media since before the start of the 2018 assembly elections.

In one watches the video carefully, a banner placed on the stage reads – ‘Nagar Congress Committee Rajsamand’.

The crowd of Congress workers actually chants – “Mai lai lalkar hai, hamaki sau ke paar hai. Bhati Saab Zindabad (We have accepted the challenge. This time we will score more than 100. Long live Bhati Saab).”

Narayan Singh Bhati was the Congress candidate from Rajsmand, Rajasthan. Alt News has broken down that part of the video where the crowd chanted his name. When heard multiple times over, “Bhati Saab Zindabad” is audible more clearly.

Alt News had debunked this video last year itself when Madhu Kishwar had shared it.

The Congress has often been targetted on social media with false claims that its members chanted pro-Pakistan slogans. Last month, three separate videos were shared to support the same narrative. Similarly, there have been false claims of Pakistani flags being raised in Congress rallies.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.