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Did an old woman who participated in Shaheen Bagh protest also takes part in the farmers struggle?


The treasonous struggle of the Communists. An old woman who participated in Shaheen Bagh protest also takes part in the farmers’ struggle.

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Thousands of farmers from across the state, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting across the country since November 28 in the capital Delhi, with various rumours circulating on social media about the farmers’ struggle. Many politically dependent are trying to impose rumours.

Two photos have been circulating across India on social networking sites claiming that the elderly grandmother, who took part in the “Shaheen Bagh” protest against the citizenship law, had also taken part in the struggle and had been paid daily for the protest.

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut posted a photo of her grandmother on her Twitter page teasingly saying, “She is the same grandmother who was featured in Time magazine as the most powerful Indian. She gets 100 rupees.” But, he has deleted that tweet post.

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In the first photo is Bilkis Banu, a so-called “nurse of Sahin Bagh” leading a struggle against citizenship law. Bilkis Banu, 82, was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020 by September.

A photo of the elderly grandmother with a flag in her hand was posted on the Sikh Relief – SOPW Facebook page on October 12, referring to the second photo of the grandmother holding a flag in her hand.

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According to The Tribune, the farmers’ strike is set for October 27. They have posted a photo of women wearing yellow clothes as in the viral picture. A demonstration was reportedly held on October 9 near the village of Penra under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union to demand compensation and government jobs for relatives of farmers who died during a protest against agricultural laws.

They are currently sharing a photo of Shaheen Bagh Patti, a grandmother who took part in the farmers ‘struggle, who took part in the farmers’ struggle in Punjab in October. Also, the grandmother who took part in the Shaheen Bagh struggle and the grandmother who took part in the Punjab struggle is not the same person.

“I am at my home in Sahin Bagh. Being in a photo that goes viral is not for me. Until now I have not participated in the struggle, but I will join the fight tomorrow” Bilkis Banu has responded via video to the BoomLive website.


In our search, the claim that a photo of an older woman is said to be as Shaheen Bagh’s grandmother participated in Punjab farmers protest was completely false, and they are two different elderly old women. Shaheen Bagh’s grandmother Bilkis Banu is rumoured to have taken part in the farmers’ struggle.

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