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Pakistan Zindabad slogans weren’t raised: SP leader Abu Azmi demands action against those spreading hate

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has claimed that no such sloganeering happened in his presence at the Mumbai railway station. Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi. (Photo: Twitter/abuasimazmi)After a video was shared across all social media platforms with a claim that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised to welcome Abu Asim Azmi, the Samajwadi Party leader has…

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has claimed that no such sloganeering happened in his presence at the Mumbai railway station.

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi. (Photo: Twitter/abuasimazmi)

After a video was shared across all social media platforms with a claim that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised to welcome Abu Asim Azmi, the Samajwadi Party leader has claimed that no such sloganeering happened in his presence.

The video that is being shared on social media is from a railway station in Mumbai where Abu Azmi had gone to see off the migrant labourers leaving for Uttar Pradesh via Shramik special trains.

Abu Azmi has also demanded strict action against those “spreading hate”.

In the video, a group of men standing outside a train compartment raised slogans of ‘Abu Azmi zindabad’ and ‘Mumbai Police zindabad’. Many social media users claimed that ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans can also be heard in the same video.

Most of the posts claimed that the video was from Wadala railway station.

When Abu Azmi learned about the video, he clarified that no such sloganeering happened at the railway station. He also said that Mumbai Police officials were also present at the railway station when he went to see off the labourers.

“Mumbai Police officials were there. If there was any such incident of sloganeering like what has been claimed then Mumbai Police officials would have taken action. I was there. I did not hear any such sloganeering,” he said.

“After my name and Mumbai Police’s, there was sloganeering about my karyakartas — Hakim and Sajid. The person who is posting such things should first be booked for spreading hatred,” Abu Azmi said.

Later, Abu Azmi tweeted screenshot of the claims and demanded strict action against those who are spreading hate in the times of coronavirus pandemic.

@TwitterIndia @MahaCyber1 @OfficeofUT-?????-@CAPratikKarpe ?? @GSVKapoor ?? ?? ?????????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? “????????? ?????????” ?? ???? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ???? ????? #FakeNews ?????? ??????-??????? ?? ??? ??? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???????? ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/uRguNVDBNq

— Abu Asim Azmi (@abuasimazmi) May 17, 2020

Abu Azmi’s associates, who claim to be on spot on May 14, said, “What is being said in the video is ‘Shahid bhai zindabad’ after ‘Abu Asim Azmi zindabad’ and ‘Mumbai Police zindabad’. Shahid is one of our volunteers who had worked in the area so there was sloganeering for him too.”

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