Old video of agitation passed off as protests against Agnipath scheme

Social media users are sharing a video of a huge crowd protesting on the streets. In the video, protesters can be seen speaking to the media asking the government to fulfill " students' demands".

By Misha Rajani  Published on  24 Jun 2022 10:45 AM GMT
Old video of agitation passed off as protests against Agnipath scheme

HYDERABAD: Social media users are sharing a video of a huge crowd protesting on the streets.

In the video, protesters can be seen speaking to the media asking the government to fulfill " students' demands".

The video is being shared amid the ongoing protests against the 'Agnipath' scheme launched by the Defense Ministry for the recruitment of soldiers.

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NewsMeter noticed the logo "Principle of News"' on the top right corner of the video, searched through its YouTube channel, and found the longer version of the video uploaded on 28 January.

The video is titled, "Doesn't know the meaning of RRB-NTPC but he's protesting for the students | RRB-NTPC Latest News."

The title suggests that the video was taken during protests against the Railway Recruitment Board's Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB-NTPC) examination.


In January this year, thousands of students protested across the country against Railway's decision to hold a second computer-based test (CBT) for the selection process for the RRB-NTPC selection, an exam that was not mentioned in an earlier circular. (Read more here)

Several social media users shared the same video in January as well and linked it to the RRB-NTPC protests.

An old video is being linked to students protesting against the 'Agnipath' scheme.

Claim Review:Students protesting against the 'Agnipath' scheme.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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