A wide-angle picture of a traffic jam is doing rounds on social media claiming that it is of a 80-kilometre long jam in Delhi due to farmers’ protest.
The Facebook caption read, “किसान कोई भक्त नही है जो तुम्हारी गलत नीतियों को मान लेगा अभी तो ये अंगड़ाई है आगे और लड़ाई है दिल्ली में लगा 80 किलोमीटर लंबा जाम ।
जब तक सुनवाई नहीं तब कोई ढिलवाई नहीं
जय जवान जय किसान”
(Translation: A farmer is not a devotee who will accept your wrong policies. Now it’s a tough fight ahead and a 80 kilometer long jam in Delhi.
No molding until there is no hearing
Hail Soldier Hail Farmer)
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false and misleading.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture on ANI dated December 19, 2019, claiming that it is the view of a massive traffic jam at Delhi-Gurugram border.
Massive traffic jam at Delhi-Gurugram border, earlier today pic.twitter.com/3nGWkvhFYW
— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2019
Moreover, we also found the same picture on another tweet by Hindustan Times dated December 19, 2019, claiming that it was taken at the Delhi-Gurugram border at a time when protests against Citizenship Amendment Act were happening.
Delhi-Gurugram border witnessed heavy traffic jam earlier today amid protests against #CitizenshipAmendmentAct across the Capital city.
Other news organizations like News18 and Nav Bharat Times also posted the same picture on December 19, 2019.
Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the social media picture of the traffic jam is not of recent farmers’ protest. Truth is that the picture was taken in December 2019 at the time of anti-CAA protests.
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