2012 Photo Of BJP Workers Vandalising A Truck Revived

BOOM found that the photo was taken in 2012 in Jamshedpur during the 'Bharat Bandh' agitation against rising fuel prices.

Claim

"This is how they protect public property. The self-attested nationalist party's supporters" (Translated from Hindi 'पब्लिक प्रॉपर्टी की रक्षा करते सेल्फ अटेस्टेड देशभक्त पार्टी के लोग')

Fact

The photo is being shared as recent in wake of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, some of which turned violent. However, the image is a Press Trust of India photo, taken in 2012. It shows Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers damage a truck during the Bharat Bandh protests in Jamshedpur against rising petrol prices. The protests were against the Congress-led UPA government, at that time. BOOM had debunked the same image earlier in May 2019, when it went viral with a different claim during BJP-TMC clashes that took place in West Bengal.

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Updated On: 2019-12-20T13:04:51+05:30
Claim Review :  Photo is from recent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests showing BJP workers destroying public property
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Fact Check :  Misleading
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