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Fact Check: Did some officials of the Delhi Police protest against CAA and police brutality?

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A Twitter user recently shared a picture of few policemen protesting on the streets with banners that make it seem as though they are protesting against CAA and the police brutality against students in Delhi.

The tweet by the user roughly translates to “ In the protest against CAA, NRC, the police and advocates joined the JNU students”. The tweet is attached with two pictures, one of the policemen sitting on the streets protesting and the other is of lawyers protesting. The posters or banners being held by the police have “ NO CAA NO NRC” and the other poster says that they will not carry out lathi charge on innocent people.

Moreover, some websites have also reported this particular piece of information.

Our Investigation

If looked at closely at the picture of the policemen, one might figure out that it has been edited. However, it can be confirmed by looking at the original image which can be accessed by doing a simple reverse image search on Google. As the result of the reverse image search, we found out that the picture is from a few months ago when police had a ‘tis hazari protest’ after the clash they had with Delhi lawyers.

This fake news has also been brought to light by some Twitter users and thus, the original tweet which spread the misinformation has been deleted.

Fact

The news that Delhi policemen protested against "CAA, NRC and police brutality against students" is false. The situation surrounding CAA is sensitive and controversial, thus editing and making images manipulative to support one side of the issue is to be condemned. 

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