On January 26, 2021, farmers held tractor rally to agitate against the three contentious farm laws. This rally led to a massive scuffle between the protesting farmers and the security forces. Later, on January 28, 2021, media reported that the locals gathered at the Singhu border and raised slogans against the protesting farmers. These locals were also protesting against the insult of the Indian national flag.
ANI reported that a group of people claiming to be locals gathered at Singhu border demanding farmers to vacate the area.
Times Now, The Hindu, CNN News 18, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV and many other media houses published similar reports, claiming locals of Singhu are agitating and demanding removal of farmers protesting against the farm laws at Singhu border.
Locals of Singhu protested against farmers asking them to vacate the Singhu border.
While there were demonstrators at Singhu border agitating against the protesting farmers and demanding the place to be vacated, the reports of media houses are only half true.
According to Aaj Tak, the protest was taken out by the Hindu Sena group. Aaj Tak tweeted, "Delhi: Hindu Sena Group and local people are agitating against the farmers' protest at Singhu border."
The Tweet by Aaj Tak was retweeted by the organisation's founder and president Vishnu Gupta.
Vishnu Gupta also tweeted to take the onus of demonstration held at Singhu border against the farmers' protest. He tweeted, "Today local volunteers of Hindu Sena along with residents went to Singhu border and raised slogans against Khalistan supporters sitting among farmers and appealed to the farmers to clear the road".
While the media correctly reported that the people were demonstrating at Singhu border against farmers, they did not mention that Hindu Sena along with locals protested against farmers.
The claim was earlier debunked by Alt-News.
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