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UN envoy Akbaruddin censures Imran Khan for sharing fake video

New York, Jan 4 (GCCurrentAffairs) India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin on Saturday condemned Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for sharing a 2013 video of the Rapid Action Battalion of the Bangladesh police attacking unarmed men with the caption ‘Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP’.
“Repeat Offenders…” Mr Akbaruddin, who is India’s permanent representative in the United Nations, wrote on Twitter, with the hashtag “#oldhabitsdiehard”.

“Indian Police’s pogrom against Muslims,” Pak PM had tweeted, tagging a seven-year-old video of police brutality from Bangladesh.

In the video, a policeman is seen holding a shield of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) – an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police. Mr Khan later deleted the post.

Mr Akbaruddin, however, shared the clip again.

Mr Khan had shared the clip after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh sought his help as reports emerged that hundreds of angry people have surrounded the iconic gurdwara in Nankana Sahib- – a town in Pakistan where Guru Nanak was born – and threw stones, with devotees inside.

In a statement, the government also condemned the violence at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. “India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We call upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community,” the statement read.

Islamabad, in a midnight statement, said that the Sikh shrine was “undamaged”.

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