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Old Video Of Attack on Hindu Temple in Patiala By pro-Khalistani Elements Falsely Linked To Farmers’ Protest: Fact-Check

As a recent incident, an old video of fighting between two groups depicting an attack on a temple has been circulated. It has been linked to Farmers Protest 2024.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @AsianDigest tweeted “Stones were pelted at Sikhs from a Temple by RSS . Khalsa Lions responded to the provocation” on Feb 15, 2024. The tweet has received an about 85k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @007AliSohrab, @Bhaskar_m11, @JaiBhawani12987, @VHP_SINGH_H, @ShivangiRasht, @Savit12, @sris_kes, @caag9782, @P2ALLINFOofficl, @AarMhatre made the same claim that there was a clash between two groups according to a video, which shows a temple being attacked. This incident has been made viral as a recent incident and has been related to the Farmers Protest 2024. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that this is from Patiala in Punjab, where in April 2022 there was a fight between Shiv Sena wrokers and pro-Khalistani elements. The protests by farmers have nothing to do with the video, and it is not recent video at all. The claim that it is a recent video of Farmers Protest 2024 is absolutely false. It is an old video of fight between two groups of an attack on Hindu temple in Patiala.

The video was uploaded in Youtube on April 30, 2022.

Check out the Youtube Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating old videos as recent to create communal disharmony in the country. An old video of clashes between two groups showing a temple being attacked has been shared as a recent incident. This originates from Patiala in Punjab, where in April 2022 there was a clash between Shiv Sena workers and pro-Khalistani elements. The video predates the protests by farmers and is unrelated to them.

Conclusion:

Fact : Fact is that this is from Punjab’s Patiala, where a clash occurred between pro-Khalistani elements & Shiv Sena workers in April 2022. The video is not recent and has nothing to do with farmers’ protests.

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