Hyderabad: A video of a huge queue of burqa-clad women s is viral on social media. Users claim that these women are queuing up to collect free ration.

In the video, the women were seen in a long queue on the side of the road. These videos claimed that the women have been waiting for free ration

Fact Check:

The claim shared with this video is false. The queue was for collecting ration.

While viewing the video, NewsMeter found that the video was from Muzaffarnagar. NewsMeter found that the women had queued up outside Bank of Baroda.

NewsMeter then through the keyword search found a video aired by News18 on April 20, 2020. The news stated that women in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh had gathered in long queues in front of a branch of Bank of Baroda in order to withdraw the amount credited by the Centre to their Jan Dhan account. The news by News18 had also stated that these women were falsely informed about the amount being credited will be taken over by the government which led them to rush to the branch.

The line was formed due to the government providing 5 kg extra foodgrains free to 800 million beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act over and above their regular quota in May and June 2021, according to Business Standard. A report by Dainik Jagran on April 09, 2020, had stated that the government had assured no amount will be debited from the Jan Dhan accounts.

Evidently, the claim is false. Women had queued up outside a bank and not for ration

Claim Review :   Women waiting in long queues to get their ration
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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