Many Facebook users are sharing a post with an image that has a text alleging that ‘Gita Press’ in Gorakhpur is on the verge of a shutdown due to financial constraints. Let’s try to analyze the claims made in the post.
Claim: ‘Gita Press’ in Gorakhpur is on the verge of a shutdown due to financial constraints as reported by Zee News.
Fact: In 2015, Zee News has reported regarding the shutdown of ‘Gita Press’ due to protests by its employees, which was later on resolved. But the same news of shutting down the press as reported by Zee News is doing rounds again. The management of Gita Press has issued clarification terming them as rumours. So, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
In the post, it was claimed that the news regarding the shutdown of the press was reported by Zee News. When searched on YouTube about this issue, the video was found and and it was uploaded on August 27, 2015. When googled for Gita Press shutdown issue, an article in Business Standard was found. In 2015, employees working in the press had protested for not getting their salaries and other facilities. This was later on resolved by the management and the services of the press resumed. In recent years, the same news of shut down as reported by Zee News is doing rounds again. So, the management of Gita Press has issued a clarification terming the news regarding the shutdown of press due to the financial crisis as rumors.
To sum it up, the 2015 reporting by Zee News about the shutdown of Gita press is now doing rounds as the fresh news.