Amidst the mass exodus of migrant workers in India due to the nationwide lockdown to contain the Coronavirus, a photo is being widely shared on different social media platforms showing some people with cracked and bruised feet.
The caption of the post read: “Won’t be forgotten, How #Modi govt turned it’s back on poor migrant workers.”
— Gomathi Sivam (@GomatiSivam) April 17, 2020
These are #MigrantWorkers of India
Anyone out there still wanna abuse them ? #Besharm_Media instead of helping is causing more problems for them.
Gut wrenching to say the least 😔 pic.twitter.com/7FI0skPuUl
— Santosh Addagulla (@santoshspeed) April 15, 2020
When the fact-checking team at NewsMobile checked this post, we found that it’s an old photo from Pakistan’s Sindh province.
We put the picture through Reverse Image Search and found an article by The London Post dated October 1, 2018, titled ‘Real face of Pakistan’s democracy’ which featured the original picture.
The caption of the picture read ‘Children (Sajawalabad) in Sind province of Pakistan need help in treatment for their feet.’
Hence, it is clear that the photo is old and from Pakistan and has no connection with the exodus of migrant workers in India due to the nationwide lockdown.
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