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Video Of Effigy Burning Stunt Gone Wrong Revived With A False Claim

Video Of Effigy Burning Stunt Gone Wrong Revived With A False Claim

This is not a video of Karnataka Congress workers burning an effigy of PM Modi

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Claim

Karnataka Congress workers were trying to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when five workers' lungis caught fire.

Fact

This video dates back to July 2012 and shows Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists getting their lungis burnt while setting aflame an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi University’s Vice-Chancellor. BOOM had previously fact-checked this video in April 2018 when it had gone viral as Karnataka Congress workers burning an effigy of PM Modi.

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Claim

Karnataka Congress workers were trying to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when five workers' lungis caught fire.

Fact

This video dates back to July 2012 and shows Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists getting their lungis burnt while setting aflame an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi University’s Vice-Chancellor. BOOM had previously fact-checked this video in April 2018 when it had gone viral as Karnataka Congress workers burning an effigy of PM Modi.

  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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