A video of people standing in long queues is shared on Social media with a claim that they are standing in front of wine shops at Gachibowli during the lockdown.
Many others also shared the video with the same claim.
Today @ Hyderabad Gachibowli For Liquor People r in line without Social distance. @KTRTRS @TelanganaCMO @trsharish @RaoKavitha @narendramodi
Lockdown for 46 days without liquor.. All are at safe.
47th day for liquor See the results..
Heavy chances for Covid-19 Community Spread pic.twitter.com/D8IMhRNK2O
— JMR – J.Mahender Reddy (@mahender1209) May 6, 2020
The people who are shown standing in the queue are migrant workers. The building shown at the beginning of the video is Gochibowli Police Station.
With the keyword search that led us to the same video posted by ‘TV5 News’ on their Youtube Channel. According to the video, thousands of migrant workers standing in a queue in front of the Gachibowli police station to get permission to go to their native places.
See the video here
This confirms that the video of people standing in long queues is not for alcohol, but to get permission to go to their native places.