Fact Check: Old Video Circulated In Social Media Claims Chandrashekhar Azad Beaten Up In Rajasthan

The latest update on him says that he called for a Bharat Bandh on Sunday while addressing the anti-CAA protesters in Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, on Thursday evening.

Delhi   |   21 Feb 2020 7:50 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-04-28T12:26:38+05:30
Fact Check: Old Video Circulated In Social Media Claims Chandrashekhar Azad Beaten Up In Rajasthan

Chandrashekhar Azad is a social activist, Ambedkarite activist, and lawyer. He is the co-founder and president of Bhim Army.

A Facebook post claiming that Azad was beaten up in Rajasthan has surfaced online.


The picture shows Azad lying down with his eyes closed.

The video shows a hospital setting, Azad lying on a bed. People surrounding him are urgently trying to provide him with medical assistance.




Claim:

Chandrashekhar Azad was beaten up in Rajasthan and therefore taken to the hospital.

Fact Check:

The claim is false

An old video made viral with false claims.

According to an NDTV article, Azad was arrested on March 13th 2019, at Deoband in Saharanpurfor poll code violation when he was planning to take out a motorcycle rally, allegedly without permission, but had to be admitted in a hospital in Meerut after he fell ill.

Reportedly, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had paid him a visit at the hospital.

The exact video clip that went viral was a part of a video posted by the youtube channel 'Patrika Noida' on March 13th 2019.

Therefore, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad was not beaten up in Rajasthan.

The latest update on him says that he called for a Bharat Bandh on Sunday while addressing the anti-CAA protesters in Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, on Thursday evening.

Therefore, it can be confirmed that an old video of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad in hospital has become viral with false claims of him getting beaten up in Rajasthan.

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Also Read: Fact Check: Photo Showing Ravish Kumar Disguised As Muslim Woman At Anti-CAA Protest Is Fake

Claim Review :  Chandrashekhar Azad was beaten up in Rajasthan and therefore taken to the hospital.
Claimed By :  Facebook Post
Fact Check :  False
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