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Nuh Violence: Old, Unrelated Images Go Viral On Social Media

Authors

An enthusiastic journalist, researcher and fact-checker, Shubham believes in maintaining the sanctity of facts and wants to create awareness about misinformation and its perils. Shubham has studied Mathematics at the Banaras Hindu University and holds a diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He has worked in The Print, UNI and Inshorts before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
A set of three photographs taken amid the communal violence in Haryana’s Nuh.

Fact
Images are of protests against CAA in 2019 and a trade union strike in 2013.

Several social media users are circulating a set of three photographs, claiming that they were taken during the ongoing violence in Haryana’s Nuh, which has fuelled communal tensions across the state.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

6 Dead, 116 Arrested In Communal Clashes

A total of 116 people were arrested and 44 FIRs registered, as of August 2, 2023, even as parts of Haryana remained gripped in tensions for a third day with the Nuh violence spreading to other parts, leading to the deaths of six people and injuring dozens. The communal clashes in Nuh district spread to neighbouring areas, including Gurugram, after it broke out during a Hindu religious rally when rumours spread that the absconding cow vigilante, Monu Maneser, would also attend the event.

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Fact Check

Image 1

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of the photo, which led us to this News18 report, dated December 22, 2019, featuring the same picture. “Police personnel hits a civilian during their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that turned violent, at Babu Purwa in Kanpur,” read the caption of the photo, which was credited to PTI.  The same photo was found in the Times of India column, dated December 22, 2019, confirming that it was taken during an anti-CAA stir in December 2019.

Image 2

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of the photo, which led us to this The Daily Star report, dated February 21, 2013. ”An Indian policeman looks on near a burning car during a trade union strike in Nodia on the outskirts of New Delhi yesterday. Cars were burnt and factories were stoned when violence broke out at the all-India trade union strike,” read the caption of the AFP photo. An NDTV report, dated February 20, 2013, featured the same photo, confirming that it was taken during a Bharat Bandh over 10 years ago.

Image 3

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of the third photo, which led us to this December 26, 2019 report published in The Statesman. “Police and protesters pelt stones at each other during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Kanpur,” read the caption of the AFP photo. We found this image in a Times of India report on the anti-CAA clashes in Kanpur, dated December 25, 2019.

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Conclusion

A set of images, dating back to the 2019 CAA protests and a 2013 Bharat Bandh, have been falsely linked to the Nuh violence.

Result: False

Our Sources
News 18 report, December 2019
The Daily Star report, April 2013
The Statesman report, December 2019
This article was first published in Newschecker Hindi by Shubham Singh


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Authors

An enthusiastic journalist, researcher and fact-checker, Shubham believes in maintaining the sanctity of facts and wants to create awareness about misinformation and its perils. Shubham has studied Mathematics at the Banaras Hindu University and holds a diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He has worked in The Print, UNI and Inshorts before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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