Hyderabad: Amidst the ongoing farmers' protest, a set of images are being circulated on social media. Users claim that a huge crowd of people has gathered to support the agitating farmers.
The images were shared with the caption that reads: "250 *million* people on strike in India. The revolution will not be televised." (Archive)
It should be noticed that none of the people in the pictures are wearing masks, thus indicating that the pictures were taken before March 2020 and are not linked to the ongoing farmers protest as the bill was passed only in September 2020.
NewsMeter performed a reverse image search on the first image and found it on a website `Freely Magazine' from January 2020. The report stated that the picture was taken during the ` Trade Unions' strike organized in January.
The second image was found in a report by NDTV from March 2018 with the title "Walking 180 km, 35,000 Farmers Reach Mumbai for Debt Waiver, Fair Pay". The report states that this image was taken during a protest that was being led by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha in 2018.
The third and fourth images were found on Getty Images. The caption states that these pictures were taken near the railway station in Amritsar on January 8, 2020.
"Activists of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM), along with members of different workers unions, shout slogans as they block train tracks during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest against the Indian government's economic policies, near the railway station in Amritsar on January 8, 2020", reads the caption.
Evidently, the claim that these images were related to the ongoing farmers' protest is false. The images are from January 2020 and 2018.