Wrong Caption

Migrant workers protest in Hyderabad is viral as Ahmedabad.

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A video of migrant workers demanding to be sent back home is going viral on social media with the claim that it is from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

In the 3.11 minutes clip, people can be seen protesting under a flyover and policemen standing at the sidelines and recording the protest on their phones. The video is being shared in the same week when areas in Gujrat have seen massive protest from migrant labourers wanting to return home.

The video is being shared with the caption: “अहमदाबाद (गुजरात)में सड़को पर निकले मजदूर.”

Translation: “In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, workers turn out on the road.”



Many others also shared the video with the same claim.



In the video, we spotted that a policeman wearing a blue jacket bearing the initials of the “Hyderabad City Police”.

With the keyword search that led us to several media reports and found that the viral video is from Hyderabad, Telangana, and not from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Asianet News reported on May 4, 2020, that Over 1,000 migrant labourers assembled at Tolichowki area in Hyderabad to reach the railway station following rumours that the government would operate special trains for them and demanded they be sent back home.
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We also found a video report by Sakshi TV reporting on the same incident on May 3, 2020, where one can spot the same shops, police with blue jackets, and the same spot as in the viral video.


This confirms that the original video is from Hyderabad, Telangana, and not from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.








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Shweta Jamsandekar

An aspiring journalist from Symbiosis institute of media and communication.