Old video of Jai Kissan March of Kerala falsely connecting to recent wrestlers protest 

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The video shows Jai Kisan March organized by the Youth Congress of Palakkad, Kerala in solidarity with the nationwide strike of farmers in 2021. It has no link with the recent wrestlers’ protest.

India’s ace wrestlers continue to protest in the capital against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait visited the wrestlers and offered them his support on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said representatives from 360 villages in Delhi, including MLAs and councillors, will visit Jantar Mantar to express solidarity with the protesting wrestlers.

Meanwhile, a video has gone viral claiming that villagers are driving tractors to Jantar Mantar to show their support for the wrestlers’ protest. The caption of the video states “Walk to Delhi with a tractor to get justice for your daughters

#wrestlersprotest”

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The same post has been widely shared on Facebook as well with the caption People have left for Jantar Mantar for Wrestlers’ Protest 

Fact Check- 

We began our investigation by carefully observing the viral video, where we discovered the Manorama News logo. Keeping this in mind, we used keyword search and keyframes from the video. Which led us to the Manorama News official YouTube channel, where the same video was uploaded on 3 January 2021 with the caption “Solidarity with Farmers’ Struggle; Kisan March led by Shafi Parambil.” 

The 2020–2021 Indian farmers’ protest was a protest against three farm acts that were passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. Which began in Delhi on November 26, 2020, have been called by some observers as the “largest and longest peasants’ struggle in the history of modern India”. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) formed in November 2020, is a coalition of over forty Indian farmers’ unions to coordinate satyagragh (non-violent resistance) against the three farm acts initiated in September of the same year. Through the year-long protest, which was primarily led by farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh with massive support from farmers across the country, the farmers remained steadfast in their demands. Eventually the three laws were withdrawn. 

Tractor rallies were also organised at various parts of the state by political outfits to express solidarity with the farmers’ strike. The Youth Congress of Palakkad, Kerala organized a Jai Kisan March in solidarity with the nationwide strike of farmers in January 2021.State President Shafi Parambil participated in the strike by driving a tractor and farmers with tractors were also part of the strike.

In further search we found the same viral video on Mediaone news channel also with same information.

Taking account of these evidences we can clearly understand that an old video from Kerala shared linking to recent wrestlers protest.

Conclusion-

Fact Crescendo discovered that the claim made in the viral video to be False. The video shows the Jai Kisan March, which was organised by the Youth Congress of Palakkad, Kerala, in solidarity with the farmers’ nationwide strike in 2021. It has no link with the recent wrestlers’ protest.

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Title:Old video of Jai Kissan March of Kerala falsely connecting to recent wrestlers protest 

Fact Check By: Usha Manoj 

Result: False