Fact Check: 2017 Photo Of Ambedkar Jayanti Celebration Revived As Recent One

A picture is being shared on social media with a claim that people celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti in spite of the huge coronavirus surge across the country.

“जिनको #कुंभ मेले में #कोरोना दिखता है और #अम्बेडकर जयंती में कोरोना में नहीं दिखा उनको #बसीठा भीमटा कहते है।#देश_मोदीजी_के_साथ_है,” the post read.

(Translation: Those who see Corona at Kumbh Mela and not seen in Corona in Ambedkar Jayanti are called Basitha Bhimta. The country is with Modi)

Here’s the link to the above post.

More posts can be seen here and here.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.

We put the picture through Reverse Image Search, which led us to a video uploaded on YouTube in 2017. The title of the video read: AMBEDKAR JAYANTI SOLAPUR 2020 |Jayanti_At_Home |2017_FLASH_BACKS.

We watched the video and found the clip with the same location and exact setup at 1:26 minutes into the video.

We compared the viral image with the thumbnail of the video and found that it’s the same image.

Hence, from the above investigation, it is clear that an old picture is being shared on social media with a false narrative.

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