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Video Of Crowded Marketplace In Pakistan Falsely Claimed As UK’s Bradford

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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

A street in Bradford, a city in England, is unrecognisable owing to mass immigration.

 The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker noticed that the majority of the roadside shop signs and nearby banners were in Urdu, raising our doubts whether it was from the United Kingdom.

We then ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the clip, which led us to a longer and clearer version of the video on Youtube, dated February 10, 2022, headlined, “Walking tour of Hyderabad, Pakistan, Walking Through Shahi Bazar, Resham Bazar, City Walk”. The viral excerpt can be seen from the 00:07 mark.

“The Shahi Bazar is considered one of the longest bazars in Asia. It starts from Pakka Fort and ends at Market Tower (Naval Rai Clock Tower). It’s about 2km long. Here you can find some of Hyderabad’s oldest bazaars selling arts, crafts, embroidery and jewellery of Sindhi heritage. It’s around 400 years old bazaar.  Resham Bazar is another popular bazaar here – they’re very nearby.  It’s a different world,” read the description of the video uploaded by travel vlogger “Girl In Paradise”.

We also noticed the address in one of the shop signs read, “Resham Bazar, Hyderabad”, further confirming that the viral video was from Pakistan and not UK’s Bradford.

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Result: False

Source
Youtube video, February 10, 2022
Analysis


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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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