Fact Check: Photos from 2017 Rajasthan farmers' rally shared as recent farmers' protest in Haryana

By Mounika Dasari  Published on  18 Sep 2020 5:12 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photos from 2017 Rajasthan farmers rally shared as recent farmers protest in Haryana

Hyderabad: A photo allegedly showing a recent farmers' protest in Haryana has gone viral on social media. A Facebook user posted the photo along with a caption that read, "Nothing major then Kangana. Just a bunch of farmers protesting for their rights not too far from the national capital. How many of you saw them on your TV Screens? "

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A similar post was also found on Twitter.

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Fact Check:

The claim is FALSE and the photos are from a 2017 farmer's protest in Rajasthan.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search and found a video of the same protest on Patrika's official YouTube channel.

We also found the same photo in an article published by Patrika in September 2017.

According to the article, the photo is from a farmers' protest rally that took place in Sikar in Rajasthan in 2017.

We also found some reports from September 2020 that said a farmers' protest had been organized recently in Haryana. According to these reports, during an ongoing protest, farmers' were lathi-charged at Pipli near Kurukshetra for defying prohibitory orders.

Reports by Hindustan Times and FirstPost can be seen here and here.

Hence, the claim that the viral photos show a farmers' protest in Haryana is FALSE.

Claim Review:Photos from recent farmers' protest in Haryana
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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