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?
A similar post was also found on Twitter.
#pipli #किसान_बचाओ_मंडी_बचाओ लाठी चार्ज और कई किसानों को गिरफ़्तार किया , कई को सिर पर चोट आयी, सह लेंगे लेकिन देश की खेती, विविधता और फसलों के दाम पर प्रहार सहना मंज़ूर नहीं! @rtiRakeshKumar @Gurnam987 pic.twitter.com/ZvC62W3Kup
— Anika Aren (@aren_anika) September 10, 2020
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.
Hence, the claim that the viral photos show a farmers’ protest in Haryana is FALSE.