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”
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 pic.twitter.com/WRXapwrkGe
— 🇮🇳 Anindita (@hatefreeworldX) May 18, 2020
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.
— दारोगा हप्पू सिंग 😉 (@RoflHappu_) May 16, 2020
अभी नन्हा सा पौधा है, बड़ा होगा तो फल देगा
— 🇮🇳**Taufiq Raza**🇮🇳 (@TAUFIQ_RAZA_786) May 16, 2020
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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