Amid the massive protests in the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over hostel fee hike, a picture has surfaced on social media in which cops can be seen lathicharging on a woman protestor. It has been claimed that the picture is from the recent protests.
The caption of the picture read: लड़कीयाँ:- हम लड़कों से काम नही है।
पुलिस:- तो ये ले …😂😂 #JNUProtests
Me 🙋 ये पड़ा धोनी का 6 और गेंद स्टेडियम से बाहर 😆
In fact, the same picture was used in one of the Tweets by Youth Congress.
— Youth Congress (@IYC) November 20, 2019
Team of fact-checkers checked the above post and found that the claim attached to the viral picture is FAKE.
On putting the picture through a simple Reverse Image Search, we came across news reports which had featured the same picture. We found that the viral picture is almost 7-years old, it is from the protest against the infamous Nirbhaya rape incident in 2012.
The above picture was taken on December 22nd, 2012 when cops resorted to lathicharge on demonstrator near the presidential palace during a protest rally. The picture was taken by Reuters‘ Adnan Abidi.
Hence, the above information proves that the viral picture is NOT from JNU protests.
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