Hyderabad: Students are protesting against increasing unemployment and conducting exams during the pandemic. As part of the protests, students are banging plates, taking out candlelight rallies which Prime Minister Narendra Modi told to thank doctors for their services to the society.
Meanwhile, some pictures on social media are claiming that in Lucknow, the police of Yogi Adityanath government had thrashed unemployed students. There are three photos in the viral post. The first picture is of a badly injured boy, while in the rest of the photographs the police can be seen barricading youth during the protests. The police personnel are seen carrying lathis.
While sharing the images, people are taunting the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, writing ‘giving job to unemployed students in Lucknow today. Yogi ji jio maharaj aap lion ho lion’. The post notched over 6,900 likes.
बेरोजगार छात्रों को आज लखनऊ में नौकरी देते हुवे …योगी जी जियो महाराज आप शेर हो शेर …….
Similar claim is found here.
These pictures are from Lucknow but are almost two years old. The claim is FALSE.
Newsmeter found that the viral post is from Lucknow, but they are two years old.
Using reverse search on Google, we found all the three photos were clicked in Lucknow on November 2, 2018. The first photo can be seen with a report. According to the report, candidates had laid siege to the Assembly in Lucknow seeking recruitment as assistant teachers. At the same time, the UP police and protesters clashed and the police wielded lathis on them.
More than a dozen protesters were injured in this clash. The candidates had staged this demonstration demanding reducing the cut off mark for recruitment and filling the vacant posts. The first picture was also tweeted by Rahul Gandhi attacking Yogi’s sarkar (government). These pictures were shared widely at that time.
वादा था 2 करोड़ रोजगार का, मगर UP में 68,500 सहायक शिक्षकों की भर्ती सही से कराए जाने की माँग कर रहे युवाओं के साथ योगी सरकार का बर्ताव देखिए।
जो बच्चों का भविष्य बनाते हैं उनके भविष्य पर ऐसी मार?
कांग्रेस उत्तर प्रदेश के शिक्षक अभ्यर्थियों के साथ है। युवा इसका जल्द जवाब देंगे। pic.twitter.com/NSWpF7Agu5
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 3, 2018
Demonstrators are still adamant on their demand, demanding 30 and 33 cut offs. At the same time, many students got serious injuries in lathicharge during the protest, heavy police force deployed in front of the assembly. @Uppolice
#Lucknow – प्रदर्शनकारी अभी भी अपनी मांग पर अड़े, 30 और 33 कटऑफ की कर रहे मांग। वहीँ प्रदर्शन के दौरान लाठीचार्ज में कई छात्र-छात्राओं को गंभीर चोट लगी है, विधानसभा के सामने भारी पुलिस फोर्स तैनात. @lucknowpolice @Uppolice @myogiadityanath pic.twitter.com/ZeYAZmGjml
— UttarPradesh.ORG News (@WeUttarPradesh) November 2, 2018
The pictures shown in the post are old. Hence the claim is FALSE.