Fact Check: 30-Yr-Old JNU Student Photo Shared As 47-Yr-Old Moinuddin Studying In University Since 1989

20 Nov 2019 8:48 AM GMT
Fact Check: 30-Yr-Old JNU Student Photo Shared As 47-Yr-Old Moinuddin Studying In University Since 1989
Image Credits: Financial Express

The JNU protest has taken people in India including netizens by storm. This has resulted in a war of words and usage of cheap tactics by certain social media users to defame Jawaharlal Nehru University and its students

Many photos have gone viral where social media users are maligning JNU students. Similarly, a post is being shared with the photograph of a bald man in a black shirt with the description that he is a 47-yr-old who is studying in JNU since 1989

படத்திலிருக்கும் JNU மாணவர் யாரென்று தெரிந்தது. அவர் கேரளாவை சேர்ந்த மொய்னுதீன். 49 வயதாகிறது. 1989இலிருந்து JNU…

Selva Nayagam ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 19, 2019


Fact Check

The person in the picture is not 47 years old Moinuddin from Kerala, but Pankaj Kumar Mishra, a 30-year-old from Uttar Pradesh who had taken admission in JNU this year. Previously, he was a student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and had worked in in the health sector in rural Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is currently pursuing his M.Phil in Social Medicine & Community Health from JNU.

His Twitter Profile is attached below, where he resembles the person in the black shirt in the photograph.

Meanwhile, he also put out a series of tweets hitting out at trolls who were defaming him.

The Logical Indian reached out to Mishra, who confirmed that he joined the University this year to pursue an M.Phil course in Social Medicine and Community Health this year. He said that he was born in 1989.

The Logical Indian gained access to Mishra’s LinkedIn profile where he is said to have studied from Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj University, Kanpur from 2006 to 2009.


Conclusion

There is no doubt that the image has been shared on social media has a wrong context to it, defaming the person as well as using a wrong age to do so. Hence, the posts about him are fake and misleading.

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