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Unrelated Video Shared To Show Massive Support To Wrestlers’ Protest

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Claim

Huge crowd hit the streets in support of the ongoing wrestlers’ protest against Wrestling Federation of India Chief and BJP leader Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Screengrab from tweet by @SakshiMalik

Archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Also Read: Wrestlers’ Protest Not Called Off, Viral Photograph Of Grapplers Leading The Agitation Shared In False Context

Fact

We skimmed through the comment section of @SakshiMalik’s tweet, and found a user pointing out that the video was actually from an OBC rally in Jaipur.

Taking a clue, we looked up “Jaipur,” and “OBC” on Twitter  which yielded a post by @lalityadav901, dated September 30, 2022. The tweet carried a longer version of the footage shared by the wrestler, captioned “#jaipur #OBC_आरक्षण_बहाल_करो”

On September 30, 2022, multiple Twitter users had shared a longer version of the viral clip linking it to an OBC rally in Jaipur. Such posts can be seen here, here and here.

Also Read: This Image Does Not Show Phogat Sisters At Ongoing Wrestlers’ Protest

Reportedly, Congress MLA Harish Chaudhary had led protest  under the banner of ‘OBC Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti’ in Jaipur on September 30, 2022 They had demanded the removal of discrepancies in the 21% reservation for the Other Backward Class (OBC) category in the state.

Notably, some users even claimed that the video does not show the OBC rally in Jaipur, but is from Surat.

Newschecker could not independently ascertain the actual location of the video. However, the video has been in circulation since at least September 30, 2022. It predates the ongoing wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar, and hence is unrelated to it.

Result: False

Sources
Tweet By @berrycuri, Dated May 9, 2023
Tweet By @lalityadav901, Dated September 30, 2022


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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