Hyderabad: A video of an "ink attack" against former MP Rajkumar Saini from Haryana has been linked to the ongoing farmers' protest.

According to one Twitter user, "Jats of Haryana blacken BJP MP Saini and hit by shoes & this news was not shown on any channel. ."

While a few neitizens identified the man as Saini, the former BJP MP from Kurukshetra, a few claimed the man in the video was Satyam Singh, a BJP leader.

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Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a YouTube video from 2016 with the title "Jaat boys attack on Raj Kumar Saini MP Kurukshatra Haryana".

Punjab Keshari also uploaded a video in October 2016 showing five men gathering around Saini and throwing ink at him.

NewsMeter also found several news articles that had reported the incident. According to a 2016 report by the Hindustan Times, "Jats held demonstrations in various parts of Haryana, including Kaithal, Hisar, Jind and Bhiwani, on Thursday to protest against slapping of attempt to murder charges on the five accused in the recent ink attack on BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini."

The viral video of the ink attack is from 2016 and is not related to the ongoing farmers' protests. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   ink attack video at farmers’ protest
Claimed By :  Social Media User
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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