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Fact Check: 9 years old image of Varanasi’s Crematorium Ground falsely shared as Recent One

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A 9 years old image of a cremation ground from Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi is being shared with the false claim that it shows the current situation of India.

Recently, a picture of a cremation ground is getting viral on social media, linking it with the current situation of India. 

A Facebook user name Vinod Jai Prakash Yadav shares a post with a claim that "Modi Ji, do a rally in the ‘crematorium’ too. There is a lot of crowds there too".

National secretary of Youth Congress Amrish Ranjan Pande also shares the same image on his Twitter account. He wrote" #POSTPONE_SSC_CHSL The Exam must be postponed during such pandemic COVID 19. It will be difficult for students to reach the examination center. They are much prone to get infected.

Fact Check

In our investigation, we found that the viral image is 9 years old from Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi.

After doing reverse image research on Google, we found a blog published on January 25, 2012, by Krishna Kumar which carried the same image along with several similar images. As per the website, the location has been identified as Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi.

We also found several articles from 2018 which carried the same image, In a report, Amar Ujala published the same image dated 13 December 2018 in a report about Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi.

In conclusion, 9 years old image of a cremation ground from Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi is being shared with the false claim that it shows the current situation of India.

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