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The man in the image is 67-year-old Kancha Ilaiah, a Political theorist and Dalit activist from Telangana

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A post with a photo is being widely shared on Facebook with a claim that the person in the photo is 47-year-old Moinuddin from Kerala, and he has been studying in JNU since 1989. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.


The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Photo of a 47-year-old Moinuddin who has been studying in JNU since 1989.

Fact: The man in the photo is Kancha Ilaiah, a Political theorist and Dalit activist. He is 67 years old and belongs to Telangana state. So, the claim is FALSE.

In the comments section of the post, many users have commented that the man in the photo is Kancha Ilaiah. The identity of the person can be confirmed when one looks at the images of Kancha Ilaiah. Kancha Ilaiah, is 67 years old and is from the state of Telangana. Ilaiah is a PhDholder and is a Political theorist and Dalit activist. So, Kancha Ilaiah’s photo is being shared with a false claim. 

Earlier, when photo of a different person was also shared with the same claim, ‘FACTLY’ had fact-checked the image and it can be read here.

To conclude, the man in the photo is 67 year-old Kancha Ilaiah, a political theorist and Dalit activist from Telangana state.

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