As the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) continue to protest against the fee hike, old and unrelated pictures are being shared with false claims.
Now, a viral image on social media showing a woman bleeding profusely is being shared to claim that the image is from JNU protest.
The claim along with the image reads: “आस्था की बात करे तो हेलीकॉप्टर से फूल बरसाये जाते है शिक्षा के अधिकार की बात करे तो लाठियां बरसाई जाती है” (Translated: When we talk about faith, flowers are showered upon by helicopter, but lathis are used when we talk about the right to education)
Several social media users are sharing the image on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim.
TRUE OR FALSE?
The claim along with the image is false. The image is not at all related to the ongoing JNU protest, it dates back to 2005. According to a website called jafariyanews.com, the image is from Lebanon when the country observed Ashura in 2005.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
On doing a reverse image search, The Quint came across a ‘Shia news’ website called jafariyanews.com that had uploaded the viral image on 20 February 2005.
The article titled ‘Ashura observed with blood streams to mark Karbala tragedy’ mentions that different countries including Iraq, United States, Canada, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon commemorated the killing of Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
According to the website, the viral image is from Ashura which was observed in Lebanon. The Quint has not been able to verify the origin of the image independently. However, it is definitely an old image and is not related to the ongoing JNU protest.
SAME IMAGE SHARED EARLIER WITH DIFFERENT CLAIM
The Quint also came across a Facebook post that had shared the same picture on 12 September. The hashtags used in the picture claimed that the image is from Kashmir.
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