Unrelated and old images are doing rounds on the internet in the name of Nuh violence.


Recent images from Haryana’s Mewat

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Violent clashes erupted between two groups in Haryana’s Nuh, adjoining Gurugram during a religious procession by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). It was rumoured that the cow vigilante and Bajrang Dal member Monu Manesar, also an accused in Junaid and Nasir murder case, would attend the said procession. Following this, the communal clashes broke out leaving six dead and several injured. Multiple houses, shops, and religious places are vandalised. Multiple images from the Nuh violence are being circulated on social media platforms. A few such images claiming to be from Haryana can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When reverse searching the viral images we found that they are old and unrelated to Nuh violence.

Image 1

The first image showing an armed person looking at burning vehicles is found to be from Haryana but was captured in August 2017. The Money Control article dated 30, August 2017 is found featuring the viral image with the caption “Panchkula: A Security personnel stands towards vehicles burning in violence following Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in Panchkula on Friday”, crediting it to PTI. The same image is also found in The Times of India article dated August 2017.

Image 2

The second image is found featured in the Hindustan Times article dated February 2013 that reports on the Noida protests. The photo is also found featured on the NDTV website in February 2013 with the caption ‘A policeman on the spot of riots’ and is credited to AFP.

Image 3

This image of police personnel during a riot is found featured in The Times of India article dated 26, December 2019. The image is captioned “Police personnel clash with protestors during a rally against the CAA in Kanpur” and is credited to PTI. The incident is said to have happened on 21, December 2019.

Arab News published the same image with the caption “A Policeman throws stones towards protesters during demonstrations against India’s new citizenship law in Kanpur on December 21, 2019”.

Image 4

The fourth image is also from the same protest against CAA in Kanpur in December 2019 as mentioned above.

News 18 captioned this viral image as “Kanpur: Police personnel hits a civilian during their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that turned violent, at Babu Purwa in Kanpur”. The same image is also found posted in The Times of India article dated December 2019.

Also Read: 2019 video recorded during a rally in Surat that turned violent later is shared as recent.


It is found that multiple old and unrelated images and videos are widely circulated in the name of ongoing Nuh violence in Haryana.

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