Hyderabad, Jan 20: An image is going viral claiming to be that of a 47 year old JNU student Moinuddin from Kerala, still living in JNU, Delhi since 1989.

The image is also shared on Facebook widely.

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:

When we performed reverse image search in Google, Newsmeter found that the photograph shared along with the claim belongs to Dalit writer from Telangana, Kancha Ilaliah. 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 the former director of the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad and holds a PhD in Buddhism.

He is a social scientist, academic and writer. He is the author of books such as Why I Am Not A Hindu and Post-Hindu India. He also regularly contributes articles on topics like education, religion, politics to various news media websites like the Wire, The Caravan etc.

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

UPDATED: April 24, 2020.

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