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Old video of Nihang Sikhs attacking PRTC bus is falsely linked to the ongoing farmers’ protest

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A video of the Sikh mob attacking a Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus is shared on social media claiming it as the real face of farmers protesting against the new farm laws in Delhi. In the wake of ongoing farmers’ protests against the new farm laws, this post got shared on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of Sikh farmers attacking a PRTC bus in Punjab.

Fact: The video shared in the post is an old one. This video shows a Nihang Sikh mob attacking a PRTC bus driver with kirpans and spears in 2019. This incident took place near Sundan Bridge in Punjab. This video has nothing to do with the ongoing farmers’ protests. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the video, similar visuals were found in a YouTube video posted by the ‘India News Punjab’ channel on 21 September 2019. In the video, it is reported that a group of Nihang Sikh men attacked the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus in Kapurthala. ‘Jagbani’ news channel posted the same video with a similar description on 21 September 2019.

When we searched for other reliable sources using these keywords, we found similar visuals in an article published by ‘Asianet News Hindi’ website on 22 September 2019. In the article, it is reported that a group of Nihang Sikh men attacked the PRTC bus traveling from Nakodara to Kapurthala. This incident reportedly took place near the Sundan Bridge after the PRTC bus driver accidentally hit one of the horses ridden by the Nihang Sikh men.

News articles and videos published about this incident can be seen here, here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it is concluded that the video shared in the post is an old one and has nothing to do with the ongoing farmers’ protests.

To sum it up, an old video of Nihang Sikh men attacking the PRTC bus linked to the ongoing farmers’ protests.

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