look who these people are ❓The accident is happening because of politics. The election of 2024 is coming and the anti-Modi people have come to their senses and are taking out fish plates from the tracks so that there may be a train accident…
A video of a group of people damaging the train track is shared widely to claim that train accidents are happening because of anti-Modi people due to politics as the 2024 election is nearing. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
देखिए ये कौन लोग हैं। सब कुछ पॉलिटिक्स की वजह से हो रहा है। 2024 का चुनाव जो आ रहा है और मोदी विरोधी लोग अपनी औकात पर आ गए हैं पटरियों की फिश प्लेट निकाल रहे हैं ताकि ट्रेन हादसा हो जाय, pic.twitter.com/mV0U6UTZMB
— 🚩🇮🇳हिन्दू स्वरूप सा 🇮🇳 (@vyas_sa) June 9, 2023
The posts is Hindi read as “देखिए ये कौन लोग हैं❓हादसा राजनीति की वजह से हो रहा है। 2024 का चुनाव जो आ रहा हैऔर मोदी विरोधी लोग अपनी औकात पर आ गए हैं पटरियों की फिश प्लेट सरे आम निकाल रहे हैं ताकि ट्रेन हादसा हो जाय…”
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video, we found that the video is old. The video is found uploaded on the Reddit website a year back mentioning as “students protesting for Agneepath scheme”.
Dainik Bhaskar tweeted the viral video clip on 21, June 2022 with the caption “Attempt to uproot railway track in protest against ‘Agneepath’: Trains remained closed for 3 hours on Jaipur-Agra route, protesters also pelted stones”.
'अग्निपथ' के विरोध में रेलवे ट्रैक उखाड़ने की कोशिश: जयपुर-आगरा रूट पर 3 घंटे बंद रहा ट्रेनों का संचालन, प्रदर्शनकारियों ने पथराव भी किया#Rajasthan #Bharatpur #Agnipathhttps://t.co/7ApS4JJoV4 pic.twitter.com/wwZ862baol
— Dainik Bhaskar (@DainikBhaskar) June 21, 2022
Indian Express article dated 21, June 2022 reported that over 600 trains were cancelled due to the violent protest against the Agneepath scheme as per the Railways Ministry. The Economic Times reported that the protests against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme raged through several states with trains torched, public property vandalised and many thousands blocking tracks and highways. One person was killed in police firing in Secunderabad.
It is found that an old video of protesters against the Agneepath defence recruitment scheme damaging the train track is shared with false claims.