Fact check: Did Delhi college force Jammu and Kashmir students to vacate amid COVID-19 lockdown?
The claim by the news portal has been outed as fake news. The administration of the University had never asked the J&K students to leave.
New Delhi: A news report which went viral on social media stated that Jammu and Kashmir students stranded in Delhi due to lockdown were asked by their college administration to arrange their own means of transport back home. The report added that the students were forced by college authorities to vacate the premises.
Is this fake news?
According to the PIB Fact check, the news which was doing rounds on social media is false news. Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check on Twitter shut down this rumour calling this report 'incorrect.'
It said," Claim: News Portal http://Dailyexcelsior.com reports J&K students "stranded" in Delhi due to #Lockdown were told to arrange buses for themselves by college administration#PIBFactCheck: Incorrect. University admin has not asked students to leave/arrange their own transport."
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed 70,000 with nearly 2,300 dead, at a time when the country is trying to formulate a plan to reopen the economy. India added 3,604 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry’s 8am update on May 12. The total number of cases in India stands at 70,756. This includes 22,455 people who’ve recovered and 2,293 deaths.