Fact Check: Video From Pakistan Falsely Shared As People Violating Lockdown Rules In Hyderabad's Madina Market

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that people violated lockdown norms for Ramzan shopping.

Telangana   |   23 May 2020 7:33 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-05-23T13:18:28+05:30
Writer : Yashas PR | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Video From Pakistan Falsely Shared As People Violating Lockdown Rules In Hyderabads Madina Market

The Logical Indian received multiple requests on WhatsApp (6364000343) to fact check a video that claims to show hundreds of people crowding a popular market in Hyderabad amid the anti-coronavirus lockdown. Few of the requests also asked if this video is from Eid shopping at Mohammed Ali road, Mumbai.

The viral video is being shared against the backdrop of the Telangana government announcing relaxations in lockdown restrictions which came into effect on May 19. However, people are still expected to compulsorily wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Following a keyword search, we also found many posts on Facebook and Twitter making similar claims of people crowding Hyderabad's Madina market, post the relaxation. Madina Market is known to be one of the most popular cloth markets in the city.


A video shared with claim that people are violating lockdown rules for Eid shopping at Hyderabad's Madina Market & Mumbai's iconic Mohammed Ali Road.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

Video from Pakistan falsely shared as people violating lockdown rules in Hyderabad's Madina Market.

On performing a reverse image search of Keyframes in the video, we found several tweets linking the visuals to a popular market in Pakistan's Faisalabad predating May 19.

As we analyzed the video, at the 10-second mark, a store sign appears that reads 'Aini shoes' in Urdu.

Following a Google search, a shop with the same name was found at the new Anarkali market, Faisalabad in Pakistan

Therefore it can be ascertained that a video from Faisalabad in Pakistan was falsely shared as people violating the lock-down rules at Hyderabad's Madina market.

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Also Read: Fact Check: Old Video Claiming Tablighi Jamaat Member Is Vandalizing Quarantine Facility Goes Viral

Claim Review :  People violating lockdown rules at Hyderabad’s Madina Market.
Claimed By :  Social Media Posts
Fact Check :  False
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Yashas PR

Yashas PR


Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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