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Old Video Of ‘Khan Sir’ From 2020 Linked To Recent RRB NTPC Exams Protest In Bihar

The protests over RRB NTPC Exam, 2021 turned violent last week with protestors torching train coaches in Bihar’s Gaya, causing damages worth Rs 4 crore. While no casualties were reported, a case was filed against several coaching centre tutors including Patna’s famous ‘Khan Sir’ for allegedly inciting the violence. It is in this context, social media users have shared a video of Khan Sir claiming  that it instigated the students. Newschecker has, however, found that the viral video is from 2020 and is being shared out of context.

In the video Khan Sir can be heard saying in Hindi that the government should thank God for coronavirus, else students would have taken to the streets. “But if this continues, I guarantee that the students will be on streets, and if they don’t come, swear on Bharat Mata, we will take to the streets,” he can be heard saying


Khan Sir is a popular YouTuber with around 14.6M subscribers. He teaches general affairs and current affairs various recruitment examinations including the RRB, NDA, Navy, CDS and others. On January 18, 2022, Khan Sir uploaded a video on his official YouTube Channel ‘Khan GS Research Centre’, highlighting the irregularities in the RRB NTPC Exam’s result and urged aspirants to register their protest against the Railway Recruitment Board on Twitter with #RRBNTPC_1student_1result for a week and launch a physical protest to shut the railways if the demands were not met. 

Railway aspirants took to streets in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The protest against the RRB turned violent in Bihar, after a group of protestors torched four empty coaches of a train in Gaya and blocked rail traffic between Gaya and Jehanabad on January 26, 2022. Following this , the Patna police registered an FIR against 22 people, including Khan Sir, in connection with the violent protest.

Also Read: Viral Images Claiming To Show Police Crackdown On Protests Over RRB NTPC Tests Are From 2018

Fact Check/Verification

Newschecker conducted a Google reverse image search for the key frames of the viral video. We came across a video uploaded on a YouTube channel called ‘Nirala Kumar 07’ on September 1, 2020 with the title ‘Speak up for Railway and S.S.C Student Khan Sir.’ At 13:05 minutes into the video we find Khan Sir saying the same line as seen in the viral video.

We further looked up keywords ‘Khan Sir Speak Up For Railway’ on YouTube and found a video uploaded on Khan’s Sir official channel on August 31, 2020 with the title ‘Policy of SSC, Railway | Speak up for SSC Railway students | Khan Sir.’ In the 20 minute long video, Khan Sir is heard talking about delay in recruitment process for SSC-Railway  vacancies. Newschecker found the viral clip at 13:05 minutes in the video. 

Old video of Khan Sir revived amid RRB NTPC protest

Conclusion 

The viral clip of Khan Sir that is being shared on social media with the claim that it instigated students for the recent RRB NTPC protest is from August 2020.

Result: False Context

Sources

YouTube Video Of Nirmal kumar07

YouTube Video Of GS Research Centre

(The article was originally published in Newschecker Hindi.)


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Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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