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Bangladesh artist Ayesha Sultana’s biography falsely linked to Lakshadweep activist Aisha Sultana

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A post is being shared on social media claiming that Lakshadweep activist and Malayalam filmmaker Aisha Sultana’s birthplace is Jessore district in Bangladesh. Also, this post claims that Aisha Sultana had completed her college education at Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan.  Lakshadweep police had recently filed a sedition case against Aisha Sultana for her ‘Bio-weapon’ remarks. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Lakshadweep activist and Malayalam filmmaker Aisha Sultana is a native of Bangladesh and she completed her college education in Pakistan.

Fact: Malayalam filmmaker Aisha Sultana is a native of Chetiath island in Lakshadweep, not from Bangladesh. The information shared in the post is the biography of Bangladesh-based artist, Ayesha Sultana. Dhaka resident Ayesha Sultana investigates space, vision, and form through her drawings, paintings, and sculptural constructions. Lakshadweep activist Aisha Sultana had clarified that the social media posts linking her birthplace to Bangladesh as spreading false news. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On searching for the biography of Lakshadweep activist and Malayalam filmmaker Aisha Sultana, we found several news articles with the biography of Aisha Sultana. They can be seen here and here. These articles mentioned Aisha Sultana as a native of Lakshadweep’s Chetiath island in India. Though we could not find the education details of Aisha Sultana, there is no official source to confirm that she got graduated from a college in Pakistan. The official social media handles of Aisha Sultana can be seen here and here.

Aisha Sultana through a Facebook post clarified that the viral social media posts linking her birthplace to Bangladesh are fake news.

When we searched to check whether any other person with the same biography exists in Bangladesh, we found that the information shared in the post is the biography of Bangladesh-based artist, Ayesha Sultana. According to her biography, she was born in Jessore district of Bangladesh, in 1984. Ayesha Sultana had completed her post-graduation diploma in Art Education from Beaconhouse University in Lahore, Pakistan.

Ayesha Sultana investigates space, vision, and form through her drawings, paintings, and sculptural constructions. The portfolio of Ayesha Sultana can be seen here. From all these, it can be concluded that the information shared in the post shows the biography of Bangladesh-based artist Ayesha Sultana, not the biodata of Lakshadweep activist Aisha Sultana.

To sum it up, the biography of Bangladesh artist Ayesha Sultana is falsely linked to Lakshadweep activist Aisha Sultana.

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