By Anusha Rao On May 4th, 2020

A video is shared on social media claiming it represents the situation in the Old City (Hyderabad) where people are violating the lockdown conditions. Let’s fact-check the claims being made.

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Claim: Video of people violating lockdown conditions in Old city (Hyderabad).

Fact: The video is captured when migrant workers stuck in Telangana due to lockdown came onto the streets in Tolichowki asking the government to send them to their native places. Hence, the claim that the video is from Old City isFALSE. 

When searched on the internet about people gathering during the lockdown in Hyderabad, it was found that the incident took place in  Tolichowki. Also, by using Google maps it can be noticed that some of the shops seen in the video are in Tolichowki.

The video shows migrant workers who have been stuck in Telangana due to the lockdown marching on the streets at Toli Chowki in Hyderabad on 03 May 2020, demanding that they be sent back to their native places. News reports about these protests can be read here and here. The statement of the police regarding the incident can be watched here.

To sum it up, video of migrant workers marching on the streets at Toli Chowki in Hyderabad, demanding that they be sent back to their native places is shared as that from Old City

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Originally published at Factly