Video of vandalism is not linked to farm laws repeal decision

A video of vandalism is viral on social media. People are seen throwing chairs and tearing banners.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Nov 2021 5:22 AM GMT
Video of vandalism is not linked to farm laws repeal decision

HYDERABAD: A video of vandalism is viral on social media. People are seen throwing chairs and tearing banners.

Multiple Facebook users have shared the video with the caption that upon translation reads, "See brother, after the announcement of the withdrawal of all three agricultural laws, the trends have started coming."


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FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search using InVid and found the same viral video as a part of a report by ABP News dated January 10, 2021. The video was taken when Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was supposed to attend Kisan Mahapanchayat.


Similar visuals were also carried by Quint and India Today on January 10. The protest took place during CM Khattar's visit to Kaimla village near Karnal for the Kisan Mahapanchayat. He was scheduled to hold a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to highlight the "benefits" of the Centre's three agriculture laws.

The programme was canceled after protesting farmers were tear-gassed by the Haryana Police for damaging the stage and breaking chairs, tables and flower pots at the venue. Water cannons were also used to disperse the protesting farmers.



A report by The Week that carries an image of the protest reads, "Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has canceled his 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' visit to Kaimla village, Karnal, after farmers protesting against the three farm bills vandalized the venue. Protesters took over the stage, destroying equipment and even damaging the helipad where Khattar was due to arrive. Police dispersed the farmers using tear gas."

Clearly, the viral video has no relation with the decision to scrap Farm Laws.

Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Video of vandalism by protesters is a result of the decision to scrap the Farm Laws.
Claimed By:Facebook User
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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