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Burkha Man Video From Sri Lanka Revived As Person Caught Trying To Vote

Burkha Man Video From Sri Lanka Revived As Person Caught Trying To Vote

BOOM had previously debunked this video when it was being falsely shared as a man apprehended after the bombings in Sri Lanka.

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Claim

A Muslim woman is being abused while trying to vote.

Fact

This is not a video of a man caught wearing a burkha while trying to vote. BOOM had previously debunked this video when it had gone viral as a Sri Lankan bomber apprehended. In 2018 a man wearing a burkha was arrested before he could stab a bank manager in Colombo, according to a Sri Lankan Radio Station.

 To read more click here

Claim

A Muslim woman is being abused while trying to vote.

Fact

This is not a video of a man caught wearing a burkha while trying to vote. BOOM had previously debunked this video when it had gone viral as a Sri Lankan bomber apprehended. In 2018 a man wearing a burkha was arrested before he could stab a bank manager in Colombo, according to a Sri Lankan Radio Station.

  To read more click here

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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