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Did the soldier visit Delhi border to meet his protesting farmer father ?

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A set of photos is viral showing an elderly man with two soldiers going through an emotional moment. It’s claimed as a soldier came rushing to meet his father who is protesting tat the Delhi border as soon as he got his leave approved.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted the photos but deleted later.

She wrote –

“छुट्टी मिलते ही अपने पिता से दिल्ली बॉर्डर पर मिलने आए जवान की आँखे भर आयीं। 75 दिनों से इनके पिता अपने अस्तित्व की लड़ाई लड़ रहे हैं। और पूँजीपतियों की सरकार की यह हिमाक़त कि उन्हें आतंकवादी, देशद्रोही, षड्यंत्रकारी कहते हैं? शर्म आनी चाहिए मौक़ापरस्त बेईमानों की सरकार को।”

Translation: “Just as he got leave approved, the soldier cried when he met his father protesting at Delhi border. For 75 days, his father has been fighting for his existence. And the government of the capitalists dared calling them terrorists, traitors and conspirators. Such opportunist dishonest government should be ashamed”


Manjinder Singh Sirsa (President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee | National Spokesman, @Akali_Dal_) tweeted –


Charanjit Singh Brar, (Political Secretary S. Sukhbir Singh Badal MP & President Shiromani Akali Dal.Office Secretary & Spokesperson of India’s 2nd oldest Party Shiromani Akali Dal.) posted on his verified Facebook page –


Verified Facebook Page of Punjab Spectrum posted


Rohitt Saxena (CEO & Managing Editor, Sr. Advisor-,राष्ट्रनीतिज्ञ,प्रादर्श, (Media)) tweeted –


Following tweet by a Dr. Monika Singh has been retweeted for more than 4500 times



The viral message is misleading, the photo is from Ludhiana, not Delhi border.

While checking replies to the tweets we found someone claiming this place to be Ludhiana ISBT.  First we observed the image carefully, checked the names/signboardss/banners in the background and then started looking for images on Google. Well, it didn’t help much so we switched to Google Maps where we actually found the matching image


We found a matching photo clicking on which led us to precise results.

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You can see the same shops etc in both the images, the one which is viral and the one we found in maps


Further we searched on Facebook and found a video reporting the situation of the Ludhiana bus stand during COVID 19 epidemic, July 2020


Many learned their post/tweet to be wrong and tweeted accepting their mistake


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