No, This Video Does Not Show Farm Bill Protester Disguised As Sikh Man

BOOM found that the original video is from 2011 and the man whose turban was removed by the policeman was actually Sikh.

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Nazir Mohammed, SDPI worker dressed as Sikh farmer arrested today

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BOOM found that the original video can be dated back to 2011. The man whose turban was removed by the policeman was actually a Sikh man. According to an article on Sikhnet.com, the man was participating in a protest by retrenched rural veterinary pharmacists and employees in Mohali when he was pulled aside by policemen and his turban was forcibly removed. The then Punjab government suspended two police officials and ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. BOOM had fact checked the video in December 2019 when it was being shared with the claim that a Muslim man had disguised himself as a Sikh to show Sikhs supporting the anti-CAA protests. (Note this story has been updated to reflect the viral caption)

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Updated On: 2020-12-01T17:26:50+05:30
Claim Review :   Nazir Mohammed, SDPI worker dressed as Sikh farmer arrested today
Claimed By :  Facebook and Twitter posts
Fact Check :  False
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