A picture of a Young girl in Ayodhya gathering oil from extinguished lamps for Diwali is doing the rounds. This picture depicts poverty in India and is circulated as a recent incident.
Verified account on twitter, including The Dalit Voice (“@ambedkariteIND“) shared the picture of the young girl from Ayodhya on Nov 11,2023 and wrote “Look at the fear in her eyes.”
Look at the fear in her eyes. pic.twitter.com/DJjCTHGSW6— The Dalit Voice (@ambedkariteIND) November 11, 2023
The Actual Truth About the Image:
In actuality, this picture was taken in 2019. Recent viral images of the young girl in Ayodhya gathering oil from extinguished lamps during Diwali is not true.
abp LIVE posted an article on Oct 31,2019 with the same image. It wrote “The truth behind the viral picture of a girl collecting oil from lamps…this is the story of poverty”
D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:
1330— D-Intent Data (@dintentdata) November 13, 2023
FACT: An image of a girl child collecting oil from extinguished lamps during #Diwali in Ayodhya is being spread. This image is being spread as it is a recent incident and projecting India facing poverty. The fact is this image is from 2019.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/BC7yajjig1
Propagandists purposefully use old images associated with Hindu festivals to target India’s caste system and poverty.
Claim : Images of a young girl in Ayodhya gathering oil from extinguished lamps during Diwali are going viral. It is made viral recently.
Fact : The image is old and not recent. It is from 2019.