A picture post, showing a screengrab of India News, is doing the rounds on the internet. It is being claimed that the Union Home Ministry has given permission to all states to re-open schools.
The post comes at a time when Coronavirus cases in India are skyrocketing, therefore, enraging social media users.
The caption of the post reads: ‘गृह मंत्रलाय ने सभी राज्यों को स्कूल खोलने की परमिशन दे दी है, इससे पहले विधानसभा व संसद खुले हमारे बच्चे कोई टेस्टिंग किट नही है।‘
(Translation- The Ministry of Home Affairs has given permission to all state to open schools, our children are used as testing kits before re-opening the Assembly and Parliament.)
गृह मंत्रलाय ने सभी राज्यों को स्कूल खोलने की परमिशन दे दी है, इससे पहले विधानसभा व संसद खुले हमारे बच्चे कोई टेस्टिंग किट नही है।@ashokgehlot51 @MamataOfficial @ArvindKejriwal @RahulGandhi @RTforINDIA @GouravVallabh pic.twitter.com/X7yCGndXG4
— ShAiStA AaFrEeN (@shaista04444) May 27, 2020
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
Government sources confirmed that no such move has been made by the authorities and the claims are baseless.
In fact, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in a tweet, explicitly clarified, that this information is untrue and all educational institutes are closed throughout the country as per orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Claim-A purported screen grab circulating on social media claims that Home Ministry has permitted all states to open schools#PIBFactCheck– All educational institutes are closed throughout country as per orders of Ministry of Home Affairs.
Ref: https://t.co/lLx47e8nvc pic.twitter.com/9VnOBPSNWm
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 27, 2020
In conclusion, it is clear that the claim being made is FALSE.
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