Fact check : 2018 picture of Kisan March shared as a recent protest against the Farm Bills

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In the wake of the recent farmers’ agitation because of the Farm Bills that were recently passed in the Upper House of the parliament, several pictures claiming to be of the current protests are being shared on social media.
One such picture was shared with the caption, ” Highway of Delhi is under the control of farmers.” (translated)

Here’s the list to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found it to be misleading.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture in various articles dated 2018.

Apart from the above, we also found an article by Zee News Kannada, dated November 29, 2018, featuring the same picture.

According to the article, the picture is from the Kisan Mukti March, wherein thousands of farmers marched from Ramlila Maidan to the Parliament Street in New Delhi.
According to a report by NewsClick, the protesters were demanding that Parliament convene a 21-day special session to discuss the ongoing agrarian crisis.

Earlier, NewsMobile has debunked several similar pictures and videos claiming to be of the farmers’ protest. The fact checks can be seen here, here, here and here.
Hence, based on the above fact-check, we can conclude that the picture is old and the post is misleading.

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