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Congress used a 2008 photo from Bangladesh to show current situation in India

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Congress tweeted and posted an image of a poor child with a pan in his hand, on their official verified twitter handle and Facebook page along with the following text –

“कोरोना संकट और बीजेपी संकट के कारण देश की अर्थव्यवस्था से लेकर जनता तक प्रभावित होने लगी है। कोरोना संकट से 7 करोड़ बच्चों पर गरीबी का संकट छा गया है। मोदी सरकार देश को गरीबी के संकट से निकालने के लिये जल्द कदम उठाये।”

Translation: “Because of Corona crisis and BJP crisis, from country’s economy to people, all are being affected. Seven crore children are affected due to Corona crisis. Modi government needs to take some steps soon to save poor people of the country.”



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Following are the tweets by verified official Congress Facebook Pages

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Delhi –

Bihar –

Gujarat –

Haryana –

Odisha –

Jharkhand –

Himachal Pradesh –

Uttarakhand –

Chandigarh –

Jammu & Kashmir –

Dadra & Nagar Haveli –

Daman & Diu –



The photo used to show current situation of children in India is 12 years old, from Bangladesh

The photo has been taken by a Bangladeshi award-winning photojournalist GMB Akash. He took this photo in Jan 2008, of child labor in Brick Factory in Fatullah near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He posted his own photo in 2010 on his verified Facebook page


G.M.B. Akash
Children at a brick factory in Fatullah. For each thousand bricks they carry, they earn the equivalent of 0.9 USD. 17.5 percent of all children aged between 5-15 are engaged in economic activities. The average child labourer earns between 400 to 700 taka (1 USD = 70 taka) per month, while an adult worker earns up to 5,000 taka per month.”



Facebook posts made in 2009


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