Fact Check: Is Home Minister Amit Shah Undergoing Treatment In New York For Avian Sarcoma?

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Amit Shah is undergoing treatment for Avian sarcoma in New York.

Delhi   |   1 Oct 2020 12:23 PM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath Arkasali Arkasali
Fact Check: Is Home Minister Amit Shah Undergoing Treatment In New York For Avian Sarcoma?

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A piece of 'information' is doing the rounds on the internet which claims that Home Minister Amit Shah was flown to New York by an air ambulance. Viral posts suggest that he is undergoing treatment for Avian Sarcoma, a type of cancer.

"AMIT SHAH SUFFERS AVIAN SARCOMA FLOWN TO NEW YORK BY AIR AMBULANCE... CONDITIONS CRITICAL," reads one such post.







Claim:

Amit Shah is undergoing treatment for Avian sarcoma in New York.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

While looking for official announcements on Amit Shah's supposed medical condition, a recent tweet by the Home Minister's office was found. According to the announcement, Amit Shah was to attend a video conferencing event for 200 potters from Gandhinagar, Gujarat which is his constituency.

The event was scheduled for September 30, 11 AM.

Amit Shah also shared photographs from the event on his Facebook profile on September 30. In the photos, the Home Minister can be seen interacting with the attendees.

Thus, Amit Shah hasn't gone to New York to get treated for cancer. The Logical Indian had debunked other fake claims on the Home Minister's health status.

What Is Avian Sarcoma?

Avian Sarcoma is caused by the Avian sarcoma virus (ASV) which usually infects chickens. Studies show that when injected into rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and sub-human primates, ASV produces brain tumours.

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Claim Review :  Amit Shah is undergoing treatment for Avian sarcoma in New York.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

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Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

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