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The photos show half-naked men cramped in a room, allegedly from detention centres in Assam
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Fake news: These pictures are not from detention camps in Assam

On fact-checking, it was found that viral images of half-naked men lying down on the floor of a cramped room are not from state; in fact, they are not even from India

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

Guwahati: Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), photos claiming to be from detention centres in Assam are doing the rounds on social media.

The photos show half-naked men cramped in a room. Write-ups posted along with the photos suggest that this is the status of illegal immigrants who are lodged in detention camps in Assam.

On fact-checking, it was found that the images are not from Assam, in fact, they are not even from India. According to an article in Eltiempo, a Colombian daily, one of the pictures is a stock image which shows ‘Prisoners in preventive La Romana’.

Meanwhile, PIB India also fact-checked the images and declared them as fake news.

Please do not fall prey to such fake news, and always believe information only from reliable sources.