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? ”

Nothing major. 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?

Posted by Belal Ahmed 'Sahil' on Thursday, September 10, 2020

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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.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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