Hyderabad: A Twitter user posted four images of flooded areas on August 28, 2020 and claimed that these pictures show the condition of NEET/JEE 2020 examination centres. The tweet read, “This is the condition of examination centres and govt. wants to conduct exams #SpeakUpForStudentSafety”. It has notched over 400 retweets and was a reply to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on safety for the NEET/JEE aspirants.

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FACT CHECK:

This claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that all four pictures were taken from different articles and were published years ago.

Image 1:

Flooded Centers

This image was taken in Allahabad (Prayagraj) and was found in an article published by ‘Patrika’ in 2016. The title read, “Hundreds of families were troubled by water entering the houses, people kept falling on the broken roads filled with water”.

Image 2:

Flooded Centers (1)

This image was taken in Mumbai and was found in an article published by News18 in 2017. The title read, “Mumbai: Commuters make their way through a waterlogged street following heavy rains in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Image: AP)”.

Image 3:

Flooded Centers (2)

This image was taken in Haridwar, Uttarakhand and was found in an article by Jagran in 2019. It was titled,”Problems with city water and rain, water logging in low-lying areas”.

Image 4:

Flooded Centers (3)

This image was taken in Patna and was found in an article published by Jagran in 2019. The title read, “See in the pictures: How it rained for three days, how Patna’s condition got”.

Therefore, it is evident that these pictures are not related to the NEET/JEE 2020 examination centres and that the claim is false.

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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