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Congress leaders shared old video from Bangladesh linking it with migrant crisis during lockdown in India

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The viral video shared by Alka Lamba, Archana Dalmia, and Shashi Tharoor is two years old video from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Alka Lamba retweeted a video which shows a woman lying on the ground in a helpless state. The video was originally shared by a Twitter user Suneel Yadav. 

You can watch the video here which received more than 900 retweets.

Even though the caption with the video doesn't mention the context or date of the incident many people can assume it to be a recent one since a similar gut-wrenching video of a child trying to wake up his dead mother became viral on all the social media platforms. It was being claimed that she died of hunger but the relative of the victim clarified that they didn't face any problem in getting food and water and the woman was mentally stable.

Chairperson of Grievances Cell of Congress Archana Dalmia shared the same video linking it to the migrant situation during the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The video was retweeted by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor as well. 

Old video from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The video retweeted by Alka Lambda is at least 2 years old. We extracted keyframes of the video and performed a reverse image search. We found that the video was shared by a Facebook page on 31st Oct 2018. The caption with the video is in Bangla which can be roughly translated to "the love of ignorant children towards sick mother".

The video has been viral for the last two years and has been shared by many users to show a child's love towards his mother. You can see the posts here, here, and here.

On further investigation, we found a report by dated 12 July 2018 in which the picture of the same woman and two kids was used. The woman in the video is 35 years old (in 2018) Farida who had come to Dhaka in search of livelihood but fell ill with fever in the streets. The viral video was recorded when she was lying sick and her two kids (3-year-old boy and 11-year-old dwarf girl) were desperately trying to save their mother.

Picture of Farida and her two kids

The video of her ordeal went viral on social media after a pedestrian named Parvez Hasan recorded the video. Farida who belongs to Kurigram district Bangladesh returned to her native with the help of the Deputy Commissioner of the district.

Picture of the woman and her kids. Image credit:

In conclusion, the viral video shared by Alka Lamba, Archana Dalmia, and Shashi Tharoor is two years old video from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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