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Fact Check: The girl who raised controversial slogan in this picture with Owaisi is not the same girl in farmers rally, viral claim is fake

The viral post is fake. The girl who raised controversial slogan favouring Pakistan in Owaisi’s program is Amulya Leona and the girl who took part in the farmers’ movement is Valarmati.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 16, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A post with two pictures is viral with a claim that the girl on stage with AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi in the first picture, who raised Pakistan Zindabad slogan is the same girl who is also participating in farmers movement.

Vishvas News investigation revealed the claim is fake. The girls in both pictures are different. The girl seen with Owaisi is Amulya Leona and the girl seen in the second group picture is Valarmati.

Claim

A viral post by Facebook user Nikhil Saxaina questions the alleged presence of the girl, who raised Pakistan Zindabad slogan in Delhi farmers’ movement. The archived version of the post can be seen here . The archived version of the post can be seen here .

Investigation

We searched for the origin of the pictures using Google reverse image search. According to media reports , a girl on stage at a rally organised in opposition to the CAA at Freedom Park in Bengaluru, Karnataka, raised slogans favouring Pakistan in the presence of Owaisi. The girl, identified as student leader Amulya Leona, was arrested and charged with sedition.

We found the second image in a tweet, where a response posted by a user identified her as Valmati and Amulya.

We searched on the internet for details about Valarmati and found media reports published on her arrest in June 2018. We also found this viral picture on her Facebook account posted on 26 January.

Vishvas News contacted Valarmati via Facebook for clarification. She said that her picture captured in the Kisan Tractor Rally on 26 January in Delhi is viral now.

Social scanning of the user revealed that he is from Khurja in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.

Conclusion: The viral post is fake. The girl who raised controversial slogan favouring Pakistan in Owaisi’s program is Amulya Leona and the girl who took part in the farmers’ movement is Valarmati.

  • Claim Review : A post with two pictures is viral with a claim that the girl on stage with AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi in the first picture, who raised Pakistan Zindabad slogan is the same girl who is also participating in farmers movement.
  • Claimed By : FB User
  • Fact Check : False
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