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Viral Video Of Shoe Being Hurled At Mansukh Mandaviya Is Old

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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

Shoe hurled at BJP leader and Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat.

Screengrab from X post by @MrKanhaiyaSingh

Such posts can be seen here, here and here.

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Fact

A keyword search for “Mansukh Mandaviya,” “shoe” and “Gujarat” on Google led us to a video report by Times of India, dated May 29, 2017. Carrying the viral footage, the report stated that a  Patidar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Mandaviya during a function in Gujarat’s Vallabhipura in Bhavnagar district.

Screengrab from Times of India website

The video was also shared on YouTube by news outlet Aaj Tak on May 30, 2017.

Old video of Mansukh Mandaviya
Screengrab from YouTube video by Aaj Tak

Detailing the incident, a Hindustan Times report dated May 28, 2017, stated, “The show, thrown by a member of Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, missed its intended target as it landed some metres from of the stage from where Mandaviya, the MoS for road transport and highways, was addressing a gathering.”

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Adding, “Following the incident, the local police arrested the 20-year-old college student Bhavesh Sonani, said Vallabhipur sub-inspector P S Rizvi. “We registered an FIR against Sonani and arrested him for hurling a shoe at the minister. He has been booked under sections 353 (assaulting public servant) and 186 (obstructing public servant) under the IPC,” the report quoted.

Multiple other news outlets reported on the incident in May 2017. Such reports can be seen here, here and here.

We could conclude that a 2017 video of a Patidar agitation activist hurling a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has been misleadingly shared as a recent incident.

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Result: Missing Context

Sources
Report By Times of India, Dated May 29, 2017
YouTube Video By Aaj Tak, Dated May 30, 2017


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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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