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Free liquor is being distributed in the farmers’ protest?

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Farmers protest, Free supply of liquor…

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The 31-second video, “The person inside the car pours wine to those who extend the vessel and the plastic tumbler,” went viral on a social networking site across India, claiming that farmers were giving away free alcohol to protesters.

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When the viral video was split into keyframes by the Invid tool and searched for the reverse image, the video was released on a YouTube channel on April 12, 2020, taken during a public general lockdown.

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On September 17 and 20, 2020, three new agricultural laws were approved by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. But the video, which going viral, was reported a few months before the bill was introduced.

Details of the original video is unknown, including when and where the viral video of the person in the car serving alcohol was taken. But it is clear that this has nothing to do with the ongoing farmer’s struggle.

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Various rumours and misinformation about the farmers’ struggle have been circulating on social media. We continue to expose such rumours.

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In our search, a viral video of farmers being given free alcohol in the struggle was posted on social media during the corona general lockdown in April last year. It is learned that this has nothing to do with the farmer’s struggle.

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