Fact Check: No, The Image Of Nihang Sikh Holding Placard Demanding Khalistan Is Not Of Ongoing Farmers' Protest

Delhi   |   9 Dec 2020 3:17 AM GMT
Writer : Yusha Rahman | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Yusha Rahman
An old image of Sikhs marking 29th anniversary of operation Bluestar goes viral with a false claim of Sikhs demanding Khalistan under the veil of ongoing farmers'protest.

Since the passing of the Centre's ordinances to the farm bills, the farmers have been protesting against the ordinances demanding them to be revoked. To protest against the ordinances, the farmers from Punjab marched towards Delhi on November 26 under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a body with over 200 farmers organisation. In context to this, a photo of a Nihang Sikh holding a placard written: "We want Khalistan" is getting viral on social media claiming that it is from the ongoing farm protest in Delhi. The photo is being shared by right-wing supporters to portray that under the cover of farmers' protest, people are agitating for Khalistan.

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