Fact Check: No, This Young Boy Is NOT Returning To His Village From Farmers’ Protest

On November 29, 2021, Cabinet approved Farm Laws Repeal Bill following year-long protest by farmers. Following this, protesting farmers started returning home. In this backdrop, picture of a young boy carrying a yellow and green flag has surfaced on social media linking it to recent developments.

A Facebook user shared the image with a caption in Hindi that roughly translates to, “After marking victory at Delhi’s fort, this young little farmer returning to his village.”

(Orignal:दिल्ली का क़िला “फ़तह” कर के अपने गाँव लौटता हुआ “नन्हा” किसान.)

The image is doing rounds on Twitter with a similar claim.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral claim and found that it is being shared with a misleading claim.

With the help of a Reverse Image Search, we found this image carried in a news report by Sabrang published on December 8, 2020. As per the article, the images carried in the story were taken on December 8, 2020, when the farmers observed Bharat Bandh.

On December 8, 2020, farmer unions called for Bharat Bandh after several rounds of talks with the Central Government regarding the new farm laws that turned out inconclusive. Following this, on December 11, 2020, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) approached Supreme Court against the three farm laws.

Therefore, an old image from last year is being falsely shared as recent amid recent developments related to farmers’ protest.

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