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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Violating Lockdown? No, It’s an Old Video

The December 2019 video shows the two visiting Meerut to meet the families of people killed in protests against CAA.

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The video shows the two visiting Meerut to meet the families of people killed in protests against CAA.
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CLAIM

A video of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi is being widely shared on social media with a claim that the two were violating the lockdown and forcing the police to let them visit their “friends”.

The claim with the video reads, “This is Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi breaking Lock-down regulations saying they need to visit friends RG asking police to produce order of Section 144 in use (sic).”

An archived version of the tweet can be found <a href="http://archive.is/FBSMp">here</a>.
An archived version of the tweet can be found here.
(Source: Twitter)
An archived version of the tweet can be found <a href="http://archive.is/wip/denXS">here</a>.
An archived version of the tweet can be found here.
(Source: Twitter)

The same video has been shared with the exact same claim on Facebook.

Screenshot of the video being circulated on Facebook.&nbsp;
Screenshot of the video being circulated on Facebook. 
(Source: Facebook)

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TRUE OR FALSE?

The video is being circulated with a false claim. Firstly, the video is from December 2019 and it doesn’t show the two Congress leaders violating the lockdown amid the coronavirus scare. Secondly, they were on their way to meet the families of people killed in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Meerut.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

On fragmenting the video into several keyframes using Invid Google Chrome extension and then conducting a reverse search, we came across a video uploaded by NDTV in December 2019.

According to the video, the two were stopped outside Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on 24 December when they were on their way to meet the families of people killed in protests against the citizenship law.

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(With inputs from SM Hoax Slayer)

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