No, Police Personnel Didn’t Raise Slogans Against Citizenship Act
The slogans on the placards Delhi police is holding actually reads, “Policeman are also humans (sic).”
A set of photographs are being shared on social media showing policemen protesting against the amended Citizenship Act. The image shows cops holding placards which read, “No CAA, No NRC”.
Let’s look at the photos one by one:
On conducting a simple reverse image search using Yandex search engine, we came across a news article published in The Week on 5 November. This article carried the same image of the protesting police personnel.
The placard in reality read “Policeman are also humans (sic)” and the other was a poster asking for a lawyer’s arrest.
We found that the image in circulation is doctored. In the original image, the placards do not read ‘No NRC, No CAB.’
We found the original image in an article published by The Hindu on 5 November, with the headline: ‘Watch: Why are Delhi Police protesting?’ The image was taken when Delhi Police officers were protesting over the clash that had erupted at the Tis Hazari Court complex on 2 November.
While the image being circulated on social media showed police personnel holding placards that read: ‘No CAA, No NRC’, in reality, the placards of Delhi police personnel read: ‘We want justice.’ The original image was carried in an article published by Asianet on 6 November.
This too, was taken in the context of Tis Hazari clashes.
WHAT HAPPENED AT TIS HAZARI?
On 2 November the first clash between lawyers and police broke out at Tis Hazari Court complex. The clash followed a minor scuffle which turned violent between lawyers and policemen.
This was followed by another incident where as per a purported video, several lawyers heckled a policeman and one even slapped him. This happened outside the Saket District Court. The picture above is from when the police were protesting against the behavior of the lawyers. It was taken on 5 November.
(Editor’s Note: The story has been updated to incorporate more pictures which falsely claim that the policemen raised slogans against CAA.)
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