To mark one year since President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the three controversial farm laws, a Bharat Bandh was called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farm unions, on September 27 from 6 AM to 4 PM. As per media reports, about 700 farmers have died since the beginning of the agitation.

In the backdrop of this several users have posted an aerial view of a city and claimed that their city didn’t show solidarity with the SKM protest. Twitter user @Shubham__Pathak posted the image and wrote, “My city is fully open. Surat do not support Bharat bandh.”

This image has also been shared as Pune, Sultanpur and Patna.

Old image of Patna

Alt News performed a reverse image search and found that the photo was posted by the website Patna Beats in 2016. This report is about the launch of an odd-even parking scheme in Patna.

Since then, the image has been published by various websites as a stock image including Hindi language daily Dainik Bhaskar. To sum it up, a 5-year image of traffic in Patna was shared to discredit the ongoing farmers’ protest.

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