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Fact Check: An old image of vandalized OB vans during CAA protest resurfaced on social media

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An old image of two vandalized OB vans during CAA protests in Lucknow has resurfaced on social media platforms with a caption suggesting the image to be a recent one.

Recently, an image emerged on social media platforms showing two outside-broadcasting (OB) vans severely vandalized. The image is being shared with a claim that it's from Lucknow.

A Facebook user named Sadik Raja shared the image with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated, "All happiness is on one side and the joy that godi media was attacked is on another side. Long live Lucknowites."

At the time of writing this article, this image has been reshared over 900 times. 

A number of other Facebook users are sharing the image with the same caption.


Congress national secretary and social media in-charge Zakiya Khan also shared the image on Twitter with the same viral caption. 

This tweet was also retweeted over 380 times. 

Two OB van, one red and one white, can be seen in the video. One of the vans can be identified as a CNN News18 van.

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found that this image is not a recent one, but it is an old image of a News18 OB van damaged during CAA protests.

With the help of a reverse image search, we found that this image was published in a December 2019 report by the Hindi news website Local Heading. According to the report, miscreants attacked journalists and OB vehicles during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Taking a clue from this, we performed relevant keyword searches, we found some pictures tweeted by ANI. As per the tweet, “Lucknow: Protest against #CitizenshipAct turns violent in Hazratganj. Protesters pelted stones, Police resorted to lathi-charge. A media OB van has also been set ablaze.” The tweet carried an image of the identical white News18 OB van and one red OB van.

Hence, an old image of two vandalized OB vans during CAA protests in Lucknow has resurfaced on social media platforms with a caption suggesting the image to be a recent one.

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