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A video is being shared of Hindus being denied aid outside a mosque during the coronavirus lockdown in India.

A video showing that the aid is being denied to Hindus is from Bangladesh and is falsely attributed as it is from India.

A video showing that the aid is being denied to Hindus is from Bangladesh and is falsely attributed as it is from India.A video of relief distribution at a mosque where Hindus were excluded is being circulated on social media attributing the incident to India.

Upon conducting a reverse image search, it was found that the video was uploaded on YouTube by 'Mukh O Mukhos' on 5 April 2020, with the caption 'Hindus will not be given relief, Hindus go home, Sylhet'.

Similarly, Daily Sylhet Mirror on 3 April 2020 reported that the video circulated on social media is from Osmaninagar, Sylhet in Bangladesh. A BNP leader Kamrul Islam has been accused of banning relief to Hindus during coronavirus lockdown in Bangladesh.

Sylhet Voice reported that Kamrul Islam with regrets had stated that the relief for Hindus will be distributed in their home or other suitable areas maintaining law and order. A list of Hindu names was also published in the article.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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