Fact Check: 2018 photo of dead Sikh man falsely linked to ongoing farmers' protest

A photograph of a Sikh man who allegedly died during the ongoing farmers' protests has gone viral on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Dec 2020 7:13 AM GMT
Fact Check: 2018 photo of dead Sikh man falsely linked to ongoing farmers protest

Hyderabad: A photograph of a Sikh man who allegedly died during the ongoing farmers' protests has gone viral on social media.

One Twitter user shared the photo and wrote, "I have to say this with a heavy heart. Another farmer brother has been martyred in the Delhi farmers' protests. I pay my respects to his martyr".

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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found that the photo is not related to the ongoing farmers' protests as the image has been on the Internet since 2018.

We conducted a reverse image search and found posts on Facebook from 2018 (Click here and here to view them)

One of the posts reads, "This old man, who is about 70 years old, his dead body is lying on Bohri Chowk of Tarn Taran. The person has not been identified."


Although we couldn't independently verify the location or the identity of the old man,it is evident that it is not related to the ongoing farmers' protest as it has been on the Internet since 2018. Hence, the claim is FALSE.


Claim Review:photo of dead Sikh man from farmers' protest
Claimed By:twitter.com/IndianFarmerPro
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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