HYDERABAD: A set of four images of cars on fire and people screaming are viral on social media. Users claim that these are recent images from Delhi.

"Latest images from Delhi," reads the caption of the images.

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NewsMeter found that the claim is false and that the images are not recent. It is related to 2019 violence in Jammu.

We performed a reverse image search and found a Facebook post from February 2019 that carried the same images. The post states that the incident took place in Jammu and that the protesters marched towards Gujjar Nagar and torched vehicles on the road.

Using this information, we searched online and found several reports that stated the same. These images are from 2019 and took place in Jammu. According to the SCROLL, the police have stated that at least 12 persons were injured in the violence and the protestors had damaged nearly 80 vehicles, torching eight of them.

"The epicenter of Friday's violence was Jammu city's Gujjar Nagar. The residents alleged that a mob broke off a procession passing through the Muslim-dominated area and started destroying cars and setting them on fire", reads the report.

Another 2019 report by the QUINT, with the headline: "A Day After Pulwama Attack, Protests & Curfew Grip Parts of Jammu", carried the same images. As per the report, the pictures were taken in Jammu on February 15, 2019, during a protest against the killing of 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama in a suicide attack the day before. Both the pictures are credited to the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).

It is evident that these images have been available on the internet since 2019. Secondly, these images are not linked to farmers' rally on Republic Day.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   farmers unrest in Delhi
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
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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