A video in which Indian Amry personnel can be seen negotiating with a group of Sikh men is being shared on social media with a claim that they are farmers who stooped an Army convoy heading towards the Indo-China border.
The video is being shared against the backdrop of the India-China face-off in the Tawang sector.
The video is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that can be translated into English to: “China has climbed the border, there is a possibility of war, India is bringing its army, in such a critical time, the farmers have stopped the convoy of the army, it has been divided into two parts, half the vehicles have been let and half stopped. The army is upset. The officers are requesting, but there is no effect on them, seeing this today, the respect I had for them has ended and not only me, I am not only intelligent but the poor labourers also hate them after seeing their actions.”
(Original Text: चीन सीमा पर चढ़ आया है युद्ध की आशंका है भारत अपनी सेना पहुंचा रहा हे ऐसे नाजुक समय में किसानों ने सेना के काफिले को रोक दिया है इसे दो भागों में बाट दिया गया है आधी गाडिय़ों को जाने दिया और आधी को रोक दिया सेना परेशान हे अफसर विनती कर रहे हैं पर इन पर कोई असर नही हो रहा आज यह देखकर मेरे मन में इनके प्रति जो सम्मान था वो खत्म हो गया और मैं ही नही इस देश का समझदार पढ़ा लिखा और गरीब मजदूर भी इनकी इस हरकत को देख कर इनसे नफरत ही करेगा)
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING.
Starting with our investigation, we did a keyword search but could not find any credible media report corroborating the viral claim. If any such incident had happened, it would have been covered in mainstream media.
We could find one article published on September 27, 2021, stating that “Bharat Bandh: Farmers stop Army convoy in Jalandhar for half an hour.” The report further stated, “The incident took place around 7 am when the Army convoy coming from Amritsar wasn’t allowed to move near the PAP flyover. The convoy with nearly a dozen Army trucks and jeeps were heading towards Rohtak in Haryana.”
Another article published on September 28, 2021, states, “Farmer protestors stop Army convoy during Bharat Bandh, say they have to ‘verify’ if personnel are from India or Pakistan.”
The above report also carried a Tweet uploaded by “PTC News” that carried the same viral video on September 27, 2021. The tweet text translates to, “In Jalandhar, farmers stopped army vehicles, see what happened next.”
— ਪੀਟੀਸੀ ਨਿਊਜ਼ | PTC News (@ptcnews) September 27, 2021
Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral video is being shared with misleading claim.
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