Fact Check: Kancha Ilaiah’s image wrongly circulated as 47-year-old JNU student

Hyderabad, Jan 20: An image is going viral claiming that of a 47-year-old JNU student, Moinuddin from Kerala, has been living in the campus since 1989.

The image is also shared on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=47%20year%20old%20JNU%20student&epa=SEARCH_BOX

The text on the photograph shared said ““Delhi Police stopped this man from entering JNU, saying: “There is a riot going on inside the campus. Parents and guardians cannot visit.” The man replied: “But I’m a JNU student.“

This 47 year old JNU student Moinuddin is studying since 32yrs here. Every year he is paying rs.10 as fees. WHY SHOULDN’T #JNU BE CLOSED??? Claimed one Twitter user.

’47 year old JNU student, since 1989. There are many like him’, claims another user.

Fact Check:

The person in the picture is NOT a student from JNU. He is a prominent Dalit writer from Telangana, Kancha Ilaiah. He refers to himself as Kancha Ilaiah Shepard, he is a political theorist, writer and activist for Dalit rights. He writes in both English and Telugu.

He is a former Director of Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad and holds a PhD in Buddhism.

Therefore, the claim that he is a 47-year-old JNU student is FALSE.

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