A video of a woman holding a child and travelling by sitting on a link between two train bogies is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows the plight of migrants during the lockdown in the country. While the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown in true, FACTLY has found that the posted video is not related to the current lockdown in the country. The same video was found to be circulating on the internet at least since 2016. Also, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has clarified that the video is old and it is related to Bangladesh.
Claim – Tweet (archived)
1. YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uN8-DAlNfs
2. PIB tweet – https://twitter.com/PIBFactCheck/status/1262350162606710785
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