Fact-check: Sikh man who brandished sword during farmers’ protest brutally thrashed by police?


A collage of two photos is viral on social media. The first picture reveals a Sikh man attacking a cop and the second image is of an injured aged individual. It is being claimed that the individual attacking the police was brutally thrashed afterward.

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Posted by Vidyasagar Shukla on Thursday, 28 January 2021

The identical has additionally been shared with the next Kannada textual content – #ಉಪಚಾರದ_ನಂತರ.


Posted by Ramesh Ramesh Tnr on Thursday, 28 January 2021

The collage is extensively circulating on each Facebook and Twitter.

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The first image was shared on social media after the farmers’ tractor rally held in Delhi on January 26. The photos depict the violence that ensued during the rally on Republic Day, based on a BBC report that credit the image to PTI picture journalist Ravi Choudhary.

We positioned the second picture with the assistance of Google reverse picture search. Shiromani Akali Dal normal secretary and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia had tweeted a set of images on December 27, 2020, together with the viral picture of the injured Sikh man. His tweet mentioned that farmers on their option to take part within the protests at Delhi border met with an accident close to Khanna in Punjab.

The incident was also reported by News18 Punjab in a December 28, 2020 report. It said that farmers of Kirti Kisan Union, Wadala were going to participate in the demonstration when they met with a road accident. Kirti Kisan Union too had posted pictures of the accident.

ਕਿਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਇਕਾਈ ਪਿੰਡ ਵਡਾਲਾ ਤੋਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ ‘ਕਿਸਾਨ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ’ ‘ਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੋਣ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ ਹੋਇਆ ਖੰਨਾ ਨੇੜੇ…

Posted by ਕਿਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ Kirti Kisan Union on Sunday, 27 December 2020

Therefore a picture of a Sikh man brandishing a sword at a cop during farmers’ protest in Delhi was juxtaposed with a picture of a man injured in a street accident whereas on his option to attend the protest.

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