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Nude Protest By SC/ST Men In Chhattisgarh Falsely Linked To Manipur Violence

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Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Men taking out a nude protest over Manipur violence.

Nude Protest By SC/ST Men In Chhattisgarh Falsely Linked To Manipur Violence

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Fact

Newschecker conducted a keyword search for the terms ‘med protesting naked’, which threw up several reports of men protesting naked in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur over fake caste certificates. 

The stills used in these reports were similar to the frames seen in the viral video.

The men, all from SC/ST communities, staged a nude protest to the state assembly against those who secured government jobs by producing fake caste certificates, an NDTV report frmo July 18, 2023 revealed. The Times Of India, Aaj Tak and Dainik Bhaskar also published reports on the same.

The same video was also found in a video report by Zee News and Network 18. 

Result: False

Sources
Report by NDTV, dated July 18, 2023
Report by Times Of India, dated July 18, 2023
Report by Aaj Tak, dated July 18, 2023
Report by Dainik Bhaskar, dated July 18, 2023


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Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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