This video of Pakistan’s Imran Khan has nothing to do with India’s recent policy in Kashmir
A video of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that it shows him angrily abusing journalists in response to India revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status in August 2019. The claim is false; the video actually shows an irritated Khan urging his supporters to be quiet during a press conference in 2015.
The one-minute two-second clip was published here in a Facebook post on August 19, 2019. It has been viewed more than 40,000 times.
The Hindi language text above the footage translates to English as: “Pakistan PM Imran Khan went crazy over Article 370, started abusing journalists.”
The post’s Hindi language caption translates to English as: “This is the first video of Imran Khan after removal of Article 370.”
Below is a screenshot of the Facebook post:
India and Pakistan have long disputed the Himalayan region of Kashmir. Both countries control part of the territory.
India revoked Article 370, which gave its portion of Jammu and Kashmir a special status, on August 5, 2019. This AFP report explains the background to the decision.
The claim is false; the video has been taken from a press conference held on June 8, 2015, in Islamabad, during which a visibly irritated Khan urged supporters to be quiet.
Below are three screenshot comparisons of the YouTube video (L) and the video in the misleading posts (R):
This report published on June 8, 2015 on the Samaa TV website shows a screenshot of the same video. The headline states: “Video: ‘Angry’ Imran asks supporters to shut up."
A longer clip of the press conference was also published here on Imran Khan’s official Facebook page on the same day. The video is embedded below.