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#MigrantLaborersCrisis

The plight of migrant laborers during the nation wide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak in India

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Due to nationwide lockdown, all trains, buses, and flights were suspended by the government. Seeing no options to reach home, tens of thousands of people have been walking home from big cities and industrial hot spots after being laid off because of the lockdown in force since late March.

Total Incidents: 13

Real Incidents: 3

Fake Incidents: 10

Fact Check: Congress shares an old video of a man eating from railways tracks as recent one to target BJP

The official Twitter handle of the Indian Nation Congress shared an old video of a man eating leftovers thrown on a railway track to target BJP.

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2020-05-18

An edited image using two different incidents from Chhattisgarh and Delhi viral on social media

An edited image using two different images of two different incidents from Chhattisgarh and Delhi was being shared to show the plight of migrant workers in Madhya Pradesh.

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2020-05-19

Fact Check: A video of mother sitting between train carriages with an infant is old one from Bangladesh

The viral video is at least 4 years old and has no link with the ongoing nationwide lockdown in India. The available evidence suggests that the video is most likely from Bangladesh.

Even though this video is not from India, the plight of migrant laborers is no different.

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2020-05-18

Congress IT Cell used an old picture from Bangladesh to show the plight of migrant laborers

The viral image is an old pic from Bangladesh and has nothing to do with migrants returning to their home town on foot during nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.

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2020-05-13

An old video of cop taking money from woman on railway tracks shared as police taking bribe from migrants

An old video from July 2019 shared with a claim that Gujarat Cops are taking money from migrant workers during the lockdown. The video is not related to the problem faced by migrants during the lockdown. 

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2020-05-12

Dainik Bhasker accused of asking a 10-year-old girl to collect grains from the middle of the road for a photo-op

An NGO named Yuva Ujjain accused Hindi news daily of publishing a made-up story and asking a 10-year-old girl to collect grains from the middle of the road for a photo-op and also attributing incorrect information to it.

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2020-05-09

Fact Check: A viral Facebook post falsely presents 'lock down' as the reason of suicide in Gujarat

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 25-year-old mother had committed suicide after killing her two daughters in a fit of rage after suspecting her husband, Vishnu, of having an extra-marital affair. The claim with the video that suicide was committed due to lack of money and food during the lockdown is false.

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2020-05-07

Fact Check: Punya Prasun Bajpai shared an old picture from Pakistan to highlight the hardship of laborers in India

Thousands of migrant laborers had hit the roads on foot to reach their homes during the lockdown. However, the picture shared by Punya Prasun Bajpai is from Pakistan and from 2018. The picture has nothing to do with India.

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2020-05-07

Fact Check: No, the migrant laborers will not have to pay for tickets in Shramik Special trains

According to the railway ministry spokesperson, none of the passengers will have to buy tickets as the concerned state governments will have to coordinate and pay for the tickets. However, some states are charging fare from the passenger.

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2020-05-02

Fact Check: An act by a local theater artist shared by BJP Bengal as suffering of poor in the state

The video shared by BJP Bengal showing a poor man pleading for food is a propaganda video. Bengal police have clarified that man seen in the video is a local theatre artist and also released a video where the man reveals that he was asked to put off the act. 

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2020-04-29

Heart wrenching visual, a boy sleeping on a suitcase wheeled by his mother

This viral video of a little boy sleeping on a suitcase while being dragged by his mother. The group of migrant workers had been walking for almost three days before the boy dozed off on his mother's suitcase out of exhaustion. They have embarked on a long arduous journey of 800 km to reach home in Jhansi.

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2020-05-20

Heartbreaking story of the crying migrant worker whose picture went viral

A picture of a man who was crying while talking on the phone went viral on social media. The picture was clicked during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 by the Press Trust of India (PTI) photographer, Atul Yadav. 

His name is Rampukar Pandit who belongs to Bariarpur in Begusarai, Bihar, and worked as a labor in Najafgarh. He was talking on the phone and was crying uncontrollably on the Nizamuddin Bridge.  He was stuck under the bridge as the Ghaziabad police officers did not allow him to travel any further.

He was one his way to meet his dying son. The image was clicked when he reacted while talking to his relatives over the phone regarding the same. Moreover, he worried whether he would be able to meet his son for one last time or not.

2020-05-21

Truth behind the viral video of a man eating raw meat of a dead animal from road

The viral video of a man, eating raw meat of a dead animal is from Rajasthan's Shahpura. 

2020-05-21

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