This article is from Dec 25, 2020

Is this the photo of the Prime Minister of Canada participating in the Sikh struggle?

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The Prime Minister of Canada thanked and supporting the struggle of the Sikhs in Canada

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement that Canada will always support the right to peaceful protests around the world has drawn attention in India for the ongoing series of protests by farmers on the Delhi border against the central government’s new agricultural laws.

However, he reiterated his support for the farmers’ struggle and said he was pleased with the talks on farmers.

In this context, the photo claiming that the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau participating in the struggle of the Sikhs in Canada in support of the farmers is going viral not only in Tamil but also on social media across India.

Fact Check:

The photo was featured in a Hindustan Times report on November 24, 2015, when we did a reverse image search of the Canadian Prime Minister participating in a protest by Sikhs in Canada went viral.

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has visited the gurudwara and Hindu temple in Ottawa ahead of Diwali 2015. The photo taken during his visit, which shows Sikhs sitting around him, is being misrepresented as he participated in that protest.

Hundreds of people in Canada are also marching with banners in support of the struggling farmers in Delhi. But there is no information that the Prime Minister of Canada attended such rallies. The farmers had only expressed support for the struggle.

Explanation

In our search, we came to know that the photo taken in 2015 of the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau participating in the Sikh struggle in Canada was falsely claimed as he participated in support of the farmers protest.

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