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Old Video Of Social Media Users Singing About Kangana Ranaut During Farmers’ Protest Shared As Recent

Authors

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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
Two women singing a song about Kangana Ranaut in support of Kulwinder Kaur.

Fact
Over 3-year-old video shared in misleadingly shared as recent.

The newly elected BJP MP from Mandi, Kangana Ranaut, was allegedly slapped by CISF constable Kulwinder Kaur at the Chandigarh airport earlier this week. As reports of the incident emerged, social media was split into two camps with many condemning the attack, while others praised Kaur’s actions.

The CISF constable was reportedly upset with the actress-turned-politician over her 2020 remarks against the women participants of the farmers’ protest. “She (Kangana) made a statement that the farmers were sitting in protest for ₹100. Will she go and sit there? My mother was sitting there and protesting when she made this statement,” Kaur was quoted as saying. 

Now, a video showing two women purportedly calling out Ranaut’s remarks in a Punjabi song has gained attention on social media platforms. Multiple users who shared over a-minute-long-video claimed that the song was composed in support of Kulwinder Kaur.

The video is being widely shared on X with the caption, “Kangana Ranaut slap row: Punjab and farmers have stood with CISF’s Kulwinder Kaur. Songs are being composed (translated from Hindi)

Such posts can be seen here, here and here

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Fact Check/Verification

A Google lens search on the keyframe of the viral song footage led us to a Facebook post by @kambojsociety, dated December 7, 2020. Carrying a longer version of the same video, the post stated, “A song from Ramneek and Simrat.”

In the beginning of the video, the singer duo can be heard saying that the song is their response to Kangana Ranaut and Payal Rohatgi’s remarks on the farmers’ protest. They are also heard identifying themselves as “Ramneek,” and “Simrita” 

Screengrab from Facebook post by @kambojsociety

We found a longer version of the widely circulated video on the official YouTube channel of ‘RAMNEEK-SIMRITA’ on December 6, 2020 with the title “Reply to kangna and payal… (sic)”

Screengrab from YouTube video by RAMNEEK-SIMRITA

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The video was also uploaded on the sister-duo’s Instagram account in December, 2020. 

Screengrab from Instagram post by @ramneek.simrita

Kangana Ranaut had strongly opposed the farmers’ protest of 2020-21 against three agriculture laws which have since been rolled back. Mocking an elderly protester, the actress-turned-politician had falsely claimed on X, “Ha ha ha she is the same dadi who featured in Time magazine for being the most powerful Indian…. And she is available in 100 rupees. Pakistani jurno’s have hijacked international PR for India in an embarrassing way. We need our own people to speak for us internationally.”

Actress Payal Rohatgi had also voiced her opinions against the farmers protest in multiple YouTube videos.

Also Read: Edited Video Passed Off On Social Media To Claim Nitin Gadkari Refused To Stand Up For Modi in NDA’s Meet

Conclusion

We could thus conclude that though the viral song was composed in response of Kangana Ranuat’s 2020 remarks on farmers’ protest, it has been falsely linked to her recent slap-gate.

Result: Missing Context

Sources
Facebook Post By @kambojsociety, Dated December 7, 2020
YouTube Video By RAMNEEK-SIMRITA, Dated December 6, 2020


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Authors

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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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