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Langar truck run by Sikhs offering free meals not from Ukraine, viral image dates back to 2016

The photo showing a food truck distributing free meals is reported to be Canada's first free Sikh-run food truck that was launched in 2016.

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New Delhi: With the Russian invasion triggering a painful refugee crisis in Ukraine, social media has been overflowing with pictures and videos of humanitarian gestures being extended in the midst of destruction.

A photo of a food truck named ‘Guru Nanak’s Langar, Goodbye Hunger’ has also been making rounds online claiming that the Sikh community have come forward to serve free food to Ukrainians.

Several Twitter users, including verified accounts, applauded their “selfless service” for the “good of humanity”.

 

 

Founder of PARI Yogita Bhayana had also shared the picture of “Guru’s langar in Ukraine”, while actress Richa Chaddha wrote how there was “so much to learn” from the Sikhs. Her post was retweeted over 1,300 times. 

 

Hindi language newspaper Dainik Bhaskar had also tweeted appreciating the spirit of the ‘langar’. They later deleted the post. 

The photo had not only gone viral on Twitter, but was also widely shared on Facebook and had reached Instagram as well. 

Fact chect

Contrary to the claims, the photo is an old image of Canada’s first free food truck operated by the Sikhs. News outlets first reported about it in 2016

 

Twitter account @WeTheSikhs had posted the same image as far back in 2018, highlighting how everybody was welcomed at Canada’s first free food truck “regardless of faith, gender, age, caste or status”.

 

Twitter users were quick to rectify the factual errors surrounding the viral image, pointing out how it was from Canada and not Ukraine. However, they asserted that the clarification, in no way, diminished the “commendable efforts” of the Sikh community.

 

Though there were some sarcastic tweets targeted at those who call out “graduates from WhatApp University” for amplifying false information themselves. 

 

One user offered a word of caution that one should always be mindful of what they’re putting on social media.

(In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer)


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