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Old Images of Burqa Clad Man Viral With False Claim

Old Images of Burqa Clad Man Viral With False Claim

The images are likely from 2015 when a man was caught attempting to throw beef in a temple premises.

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Claim

A burqa-clad man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh tried to cast his cast his vote on April 11. He disguised himself as his wife and donned a burqa and tried to vote but was caught at the polling booth by other voters.

Fact

A reverse image search showed that the photos are from 2015. Some online reports claimed that the images are of an RSS worker, who wore a burqa and tried to throw beef in temples in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. BOOM could not independently verify the identity of the man or whether he was a member of the RSS.

Claim

A burqa-clad man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh tried to cast his cast his vote on April 11. He disguised himself as his wife and donned a burqa and tried to vote but was caught at the polling booth by other voters.

Fact

A reverse image search showed that the photos are from 2015. Some online reports claimed that the images are of an RSS worker, who wore a burqa and tried to throw beef in temples in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. BOOM could not independently verify the identity of the man or whether he was a member of the RSS.

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Swasti Chatterjee is a fact-checker and the Deputy News Editor of Boom's Bangla team. She has worked in the mainstream media, in the capacity of a reporter and copy editor with The Times of India, The Indian Express and NDTV.com and is now working as a digital detective, debunking fake news.

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  1. Amit Garg

    April 12 at 12:45 pm

    RSS worker trying to spread Communal violence. that story it self is fake. they can neve do that

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