No, this photo does not show children offering water to migrants traveling under lockdown.

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An image is circulating on social media, which shows a group of skullcap wearing children offering glasses of water to train passengers through windows.

Claim: “Children from local madrasah providing cool water to migrants boarding trains”

Facebook

This photograph was shared by a page called Limra News, and it has been shared by over 300 users.

Children from local madrasah providing cool water to migrants boarding trains

Posted by Limra News on Monday, May 18, 2020

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Children from local madrasah providing cool water to migrants boarding trains……

Posted by Knowledge About "ISLAM" on Monday, May 18, 2020

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Twitter

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User Anindita’s post had been retweeted over 1,700 times and liked by nearly 8,000 users.

 

This user took a jab at reporting with a communal angle by some news outlets in the country, with a sarcastic claim.

 

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Truth

Using a reverse image search, we found that this image has been around on social media for a while now.
It has been shared on different platforms with different claims throughout the years.

The oldest post containing this image was on a Tamil blog on May 21, 2016. While there was no context provided for the image, it was titled “Free water supply to ease summer sun!” The translated webpage can be seen here.

 

It was posted to Facebook a few days later on May 23, 2016.

 

Thus, this photograph does not show Muslim children offering cool water to migrants boarding trains. This image is at least four years old.


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Aishwarya Varma

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