Fact Check: Old Zee News report of Union Minister Piyush Goyal facing protests, resurfaces as recent one

A Zee News video report is doing the rounds on social media in which Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is seen facing protests staged by Railway employees. In the video, there were several Railway employees raising their voice against Piyush Goyal.

The Facebook caption read, “रेल मंत्री प्यूष गोयल की बात रेलवे कर्मचारियों ने नहीं सुनी। जय कर नारे लगाए रेल मंत्री मुरादाबाद।”

(Railway employees are not willing to listen to the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. So, they started raising voice against Piyush Goyal.)

Similar Facebook videos were seen here, here, here and here.

We also found the same Zee News video report on Twitter as well. This video was tweeted by a verified account of Amit Mishra, an RTI Activist.

 FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.

By analysing the video, we can see the date mentioned at the bottom of the screen in the Zee News report.

When we look at the video clearly, we can see that no one was wearing a mask, which during the Coronavirus pandemic, is mandatory for every individual.

With the help of keyword search, we found the original report on YouTube which was uploaded by Zee News on November 16, 2018.

Further, we also found similar video reports by Aaj Tak and Bharat Samachar dated November 16, 2018, with claims that railway minister Piyush Goyal was criticized by the Railway employees in Lucknow.

Hence, the news report by Zee News is old and can mislead the masses during the current times.

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