Hyderabad: A picture of a woman cooking food for her two children on a makeshift boat in a flooded locality is viral on social media.

Users claim that this picture is from India.

The original claim: वर्तमान भारत की जीती जागती तस्वीर

खैर आप मंदिर मस्जिद बनाइये (Translation of the text in English reads: The living picture of present India Well, you build temples and mosques.)



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Fact Check:

The claim is False.

NewsMeter searched the image using Google reverse image. We found this picture in a report published in 2017 on daily-sun.com. This news was about the floods in Bangladesh.


We also found this picture in a 2017 report on Bangladeshi news website `The Financial Express'.

We also found a PDF file of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), a humanitarian aid organization.


The report was about the devastation caused by the floods in parts of Bangladesh in July 2016 and how this organization helped the people. The viral picture was clicked in Kurigram, a district of Bangladesh and the photo credit has been given to a social organization 'RDRS' of Bangladesh.

We also found this picture on Pinterest. According to the information, this picture was taken by Shamsul Haque Suja. We came to know that Shamsul Haque Suja is a Bangladeshi photojournalist.



Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   A picture claiming in which a woman can be seen cooking food on the wooden platform amid floods.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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