Haryana’s Nuh witnessed a clash during a procession taken out by Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday that injured two people. In addition to the home guard, three other people were killed and many others were injured. Apparently, the clash was sparked by a social media post claiming to be a procession in support of Monu Manesar, a cow vigilante, wanted for killing two Muslim men in Rajasthan.
According to media reports, Gurugram has been engulfed in the fire of Nuh violence. An angry mob of 100 people attacked a religious site where Imam Mohammad Saad was killed. Social media is flooded with videos and photos in the context of the Nuh violence.
A verified user named Chandan Sharma tweeted four pictures and described the incident
as,” wow brave hindus of Haryana
Can you hold the whole of Delhi hostage?
Can you challenge the Government of India?
Can you block the roads?
But can’t save your respect?
This situation was bound to happen when you were taking support of these Jihadi traitors sitting on the streets? Today these traitors told you your status.
It is very sad, feels terible to see all this is the condition of Hindus in the country of 120 crore Hindu population?
Are you getting beaten up all around? Whenever they want, they blow your property worth crores of billions everywhere and go to their home peacefully and are called peace-loving!
You are called a rioter by raising the slogan of Jai Shri Ram? Now this was all that was left to be seen?
Saw the post of some traitor Jihadis, they put that Monu Manesar was about to come, hey Monu Manesar is about to come, so what? Was he coming from Pakistan? Rather, Monu Manesar is the true heroic child of this Mother India, whose name makes you cry!
#Haryana #Mewat”(Translated in English)
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Chandan Sharma’s tweet has been retweeted over 3000 times and viewed over 1.5 lakh times.
Similar tweets with the same images are being shared by other users as well.
We performed a reverse image search to verify the authenticity of the viral pictures that have been widely shared with allegations of Haryana violence. In this process, we discovered these images in numerous media reports published a few years ago.
This image was published by the Times of India on 26 August 2017 in a report titled “Nightmare in Panchkula”
In accordance with reports, this picture was taken during the dispersal of the furious crowd after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, convicted of his crimes against humanity.
This image was found by our team in a report published by Times of India on December 26, 2019 with the caption ‘Police personnel clash with protesters during a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Kanpur, Saturday, December 21.’
The viral image was found in a report published by Hindustan Times, on February 20, 2013,titled- ‘Nationwide trade union strike hits banks, Noida protests turn violent.’
When our team reverse-searched the fourth and final image on the Internet to determine its validity, the team discovered this image in a report published by the news website newsclick on December 23, 2019, titled- ‘CAA/NRC: UP Police Deny Firing, But Reports Claim 14 out of 16 died due of bullet injuries’.
This fact-check by DFRAC makes it very evident that the popular images are not related to Nuh violence and are all rather old, refuting Chandan Sharma’s and other social media users’ claims.