A post with a photo is being widely shared on Facebook with a claim that the person in the photo is a 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.
Claim: Photo of a 47-year-old Moinuddin who has been studying in JNU since 1989.
Fact: The person in the photo is not ‘Moinuddin’, his name is ‘Pankaj’. He has not been studying in JNU since 1989. He is just 30 years old. So, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Responding to the tweet which mentions similar information in the post, a user ‘Pankaj Anarchio’ tweeted that he is the person in the photo. He also mentioned in the tweet that he is a research scholar from JNU’s Center of Social Medicine and Community Health. Also, from a video published by a news website called ‘janjwar’, it can be seen that his name is Pankaj.
From his Facebook profile, it is learnt that he joined JNU in 2019. If he were a student in JNU since 1989, as mentioned in the post, his name would have been seen in the JNU’s website under 2016-17 list of M.Phil and Ph.D. registered students in ‘Center of Social Medicine and Community Health – CSMCH’ section, but it was not found.
To summarize, the name of the person in the photo is not ‘Moinuddin’, his name is ‘Pankaj’. He joined JNU in 2019.
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