The batch of migrant workers in the video had arrived to UP over the weekend after special buses were organised for them. Among those watching the event are some policemen.
A Man can be heard saying in the video, "Apni ankhen band kar lo. Bacchon ki ankhen band kar lo (please shut your eyes, also close eyes of the kids)."
After the video gave way to criticism of the district administration, an official stated, "The migrants were sprayed with a mix of chlorine and water... No chemical solution was used. We asked them to keep their eyes shut."
"We did not mean to be inhuman... It was important to sanitise everyone and there was a huge rush as large number of people had returned. So we did what we thought was best," he added