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Visuals of a waterlogged road in Rohtak are being falsely linked to Delhi


In the light of ongoing monsoon, a video is being shared widely on social media claiming that the visuals of waterlogged streets are from Delhi, India. The description of the post says – “केजरीवाल ने दिल्ली को कबाड़ा बना कर रख दिया है केजरीवाल हर मोर्चे पर बिफल साबित हुए हैं सिर्फ दिखावा और झूठ बोलने में माहिर हैं आम आदमी पार्टी और केजरीवाल”. (English translation: Kejriwal has made Delhi into garbage. Kejriwal has proved to be a failure on every front. Aam Aadmi Party and Kejriwal are experts in only showing off and telling lies). Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Recent visuals of a waterlogged road in Delhi.

Fact: This video is from Rohtak, Haryana and is not related to Delhi. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Reverse image search did not yield any noteworthy results. So, we followed the clues in the video. The first letter of the car’s number plate is ‘H’ , not ‘DL’. So, the vehicle was registered either in Haryana or Himachal Pradesh.

We can also see the names of two adjacent stores in the video- Jio Digital Life & Chopra Electricals.

Upon searching the web with these hints, we found that Chopra Electricals store is in ‘Civil Rd, HUDA Complex, Rohtak, Haryana 124001.’ Also, according to the Jio store Locater, a store is situated in ‘Shop No. 657/15, Gohana Road, Near Huda Hospital, Tehsil & Dist: Rohtak, Haryana 124001.’ A street view of both these stores can be seen below.

Upon further investigation, we found that many users have uploaded videos of Rohtak floods last week. They can be watched here and here.

Media reports also confirmed that there was a heavy downpour in Rohtak on 30 June 2022. These reports can be seen here and here. Also, AAP’s Haryana Unit shared a video in Twitter. An Aam Aadmi Party’s representative can be seen in this video explaining the situation of floods Rohtak. The pillar number is same in both the videos, indicating that both the videos were recorded in same location.

Even though Delhi recorded heavy rainfall last week, this video is not related to Delhi’s floods. Media reports on Delhi rains can be seen here and here

To sum it up, visuals of a waterlogged road in Rohtak are being falsely linked to Delhi.


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