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Person wearing uniform in 'malicious' video on farm protest retired in 2018, says Indian Army

01:09 PM Jan 10, 2021 | ANI

New Delhi: After a "malicious" video over farmers' protest by a person in an unauthorised Army uniform circulated on social media, the Indian Army has said that the soldier retired in August 2018.

"A malicious video over farmers' protest, by a retired soldier Lance Naik Deepak Kumar, dressed in an unauthorised Army uniform is circulating on social media. The individual retired in August 2018," Indian Army officials said.

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In the video, Kumar was seen using "abusive" language against the government while supporting farmers over their demand to repeal the new agriculture laws.

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Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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