Fact Check: Photos from Delhi CAA protests passed off as ongoing farmers' protest

Two photos from the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and Ludhiana have gone....

By Misha Rajani  Published on  8 Dec 2020 10:44 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photos from Delhi CAA protests passed off as ongoing farmers protest

Hyderabad: Two photos from the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and Ludhiana have gone viral on social media with the claim that it is from the ongoing Delhi Chalo march.

The images are being shared with different captions claiming the photos show the ongoing farmers' protest.




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Fact Check:

The viral images are from the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and Ludhiana and are not related to the ongoing farmers' protest.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a post on Facebook by Bharatiya Kisan Union dated 3 March 2020. The caption reads, "14 organisations of farmers, labourers, youth, students and Muslim community organisation, Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind will meet on 9 March at the Jalandhar Bypass, in Ludhiana."

The words 'Shaheen Bagh Ludhiana' can also be seen written in English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Many news organisations like The Wire and Tribune India covered the incident. "A collection of 14 organisations comprising farmers, industrial, agrarian and power workers, youth and student groups along with several religious groups organised a district level rally at Jalandhar Bypass in Ludhiana, against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register and National Register of Citizens and the recent riots in New Delhi," the report by The Wire read.

It is clear that the two photos are from the CAA protests and not related to the ongoing farmers' protest. Hence, the claim is FALSE.


Claim Review:Photos from Delhi CAA protests passed off as ongoing farmers' protest
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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