The devil hiding in the guise of a farmer, Among those whom we worship as food givers, some hidden selfish people, whom it would not be wrong to call traitors, are poisoning our veins. The government should identify such people at every level and take action against them.
A video purportedly showing a few people injecting something from a syringe into the vegetables on a farm is widely circulated. This video is shared to claim that farmers are injecting something to poison people. The viral posts further ask the government to identify such people at every level and take action against them. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
सब्जीयों कों समय से पहले बड़ा करने के लिए injection का इस्तेमाल जोकि बेहद घातक है
किसान के भेष में छिपे हुए शैतान,
जिन्हें हम अन्नदाता कहकर पूजते है उन्हीं के बीच में छिपे हुए कुछ स्वार्थी लोग जिन्हें देशद्रोही कहना गलत नहीं होगा वो हमारे नसों में जहर घोल रहे हैं सरकार को चाहिए pic.twitter.com/fSh9gVyWfn
— Mahak Yadav🐰 (@_mahakyadav) September 20, 2023
The video is captioned in Hindi as “किसान के भेष में छिपे हुए शैतान,जिन्हें हम अन्नदाता कहकर पूजते है,उन्हीं के बीच में छिपे हुए कुछ स्वार्थी लोग जिन्हें देशद्रोही कहना गलत नहीं होगा,वो हमारे नसों मेंजहर घोल रहे हैं। सरकार को चाहिए कि हर स्तर पर ऐसे लोगों चिन्हित करके रासुका की कार्यवाही करे”
What is the truth?
When reverse searching the keyframes of the viral video and further searching with keywords we found that the video is scripted and not real. We found a couple of Facebook posts carrying the same video with the caption “By injecting vegetables, they are playing with health.” It also has a disclaimer stating that the video was made only for the purpose of spreading awareness.
We found a similar video on Social Message Youtube channel. This video also shows a set of people on a vegetable farm with syringes in their hands for which they are being questioned by the policemen. However, at 18-19 seconds, the video displays a disclaimer stating that the video is fictional and is made for awareness purposes.
The disclaimer part reads “This video is a complete fiction all the events in the video are scripted and made for awareness purpose only this does not promote any kind of activity or defame any kind of rituals. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental”. A person seen in this video is also seen in the viral video.
Another similar video is found posted on Social Message Facebook page. This video also shows three people injecting the vegetables in a farm, but the only difference here is their faces are covered. However, this video also has the same disclaimer displayed at 3:06 minutes of this video.
The bio part of the Facebook page Social Message also states that the videos posted on this page are pre-scripted and made for awareness. We also found another Facebook page ‘Public Post 24’ with a similar bio stating that the videos posted on this page are scripted. Furthermore, this Facebook page has also posted some of the videos seen on ‘Social Message’ page.
Also, a video on Public Post 24 Facebook page features the same people as seen in the viral video in the same attire. Therefore, the same set of people seen in the viral video are featured in multiple videos on Social Message Youtube and Facebook page, and on Public Post 24 Facebook page.
It is found that a scripted video is shared to claim that farmers are injecting vegetables to poison people.