Fact Check: Are conversions taking place in Tamil Nadu government schools?

A video is widely being circulated on social media with a claim that religious conversions are taking place in Tamil Nadu government schools.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  30 Jan 2022 7:02 AM GMT
Fact Check: Are conversions taking place in Tamil Nadu government schools?

Hyderabad: A video is widely being circulated on social media with a claim that religious conversions are taking place in Tamil Nadu government schools.

The video was shared with a caption, "Conversions in Tamil Nadu Government Schools."

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter split the video into keyframes by using Invid and conducted a reverse image search. We found that they have been posted on the Share Chat site in 2019 titled "St.Joseph, Nagercoil".

Further, we came across a YouTube channel `e kuruvi'. The video was posted in 2013. It was titled "Joseph's Convent, Nagercoil."

Moreover, such incidents are unlikely to have taken place in Tamil Nadu recently because schools have been closed due to Covid-19. Also, we didn't find any credible news report claiming that any such incident has taken place recently.

Hence, the claim is false. The video is eight years old. It was taken at St. Joseph Convent School in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.

Claim Review:Religious conversions are taking place in Tamil Nadu Government Schools
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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