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Fact-check: Viral post on Chandrashekhar Ravan and Vinay Dubey’s religion is fake

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: October 30, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post is being widely shared on social media, where one can see the pictures of Vinay Dubey on the upper half while Chandrashekhar Ravan’s picture below. Vinay Dubey was taken into custody during the lockdown chaos at Bandra Railway Station by the migrant labourers, and Chandrashekhar Ravan is co-founder and national president of Bhim Army. Vishvas News in its investigation found that the claims in the viral post are fake.

Claim:
The Facebook post was shared by S Mehta, he wrote:
मूल नाम- नसीमुद्दीन खान
नकली नाम – चद्रशेखर रावण
बाप का नाम – मेहमूद
बेटा – विनोद दुबे।
जागो हिन्दू जागो, इन ढोंगियों को पहचानो।

Translation: Original name: Nasimuddin Khan
Duplicate name: Chandrashekhar Ravan
Father’s name: Mehmood
Son: Vinod Dubey
Wake up Hindus, identify the imposters.

Read the post and its archive version here.

Investigation:
In the first step of investigation we tried to find out information about Vinay Dubey on the internet. We found some media reports about him. According to these, Dubey is a resident of Airoli in Navi Mumbai and claims to be a social worker. He runs a business of corporate trading. Dubey, in the year 2019 contested elections for Vidhan Sabha from Kalyan however, he lost. According to his profile on My Neta, his father’s name is Jatashankar Dubey.

We found a tweet by Dubey in April too, where he retweeted the tweet of home minister Anil Deshmukh. Deshmukh had shared a picture, which said that Jatashankar Dubey had donated Rs 25,000 from his savings to the coronavirus patients. Vinay Dubey retweeted the picture and wrote that he was proud of his father.

https://twitter.com/The_vinaydubey/status/1248578193155428353

This is hence clear that the name of father of Vinay Dubey is not Mehmood but Jatashankar Dubey.

Later, we tried to search for details about the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan. We found out that the claims made in the viral post are false, his name indeed is Chandrashekhar and not Nasimuddin Khan.

Vishvas News interacted with Bhim Army national coordinator, Kush Ambedkarwadi, he told us that the viral post is fake and the name of Chandrashekhar Ravan is not Nasimuddin Khan but Chandrashekhar itself. He told us that the same claims are going around the internet for a year and half but they are false.

Kush also sent us a picture of Chandrashekhar’s Aadhar Card, where his name was mentioned to be Chandrashekhar.

Vishvas News later did the social scanning of the profile of S Mehta who shared the post on Facebook. We found out that the user has over 110 followers.


Conclusion: Vinay Dubey and Chandrashekhar Ravan are not Muslims, viral claims are false.

  • Claim Review : Original name of Chandrashekhar Ravan is Nasimuddhin Khan and Vinod Dubey's father's name is Mehmood
  • Claimed By : S Mehta
  • Fact Check : False
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