On his Facebook page, Caldwellji, a photo of a Sikh praying with Muslims claiming that muslims disguise himself as an Islamist and took on the role of a Sikh in the farmer’s protest. That post was shared by more than 5,000 people and went viral on social media.
Searching for a photo of a Sikh praying in reverse image, that photo of a Sikh praying is posted on the Facebook page of Shaykh Mohammed Aslam on January 31, 2016.
In a Facebook post, he said, “This Sikh man came to the mosque on Jumu’ah and prayed in front of everyone, saying,” Allahu Akbar! ” May Allah spread this beautiful religion all over the world. ”
However, it is not known where and when this photo was taken and who the Sikh praying in that photo is. This is not the first time for some set of specific social media users who used to spread rumours by targetting Muslims in the farmer’s protest.
Even before this, many false photos and videos were deliberately circulated on social networking sites claiming that Islamists had participated in farmer’s protest.
The farmers’ protest began in 2020 after the central government introduced new agricultural laws, were the viral photo was shared 4 years before the photo was posted on social media.