Hyderabad: A video targeting Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is widely being shared on social media. Users claim that Arvind Kejriwal has started converting Delhi government schools into religious places.

Users cite an example of a government school at Vijay Nagar, Delhi.

In the video, we can see children sitting in a classroom and policemen taking away some men

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a keyword search. The team was directed to a Facebook page that shared a longer version of the viral video. Watching the longer version of the video carefully, the team could see 'Primary School Mirzapur' written on the wall.

It is being stated in the description that a group of people was caught cooking a non-vegetarian dish in the school. According to the details given in the caption of the video, this government school is located in Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad.

On searching further, the team found a website 'World orgs' through which it came to the fore that Mirzapur is the name of a locality in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh where this school is actually located. This area falls under Vijay Nagar.

This video was also shared by Dr. Ashutosh Gupta, a Bharatiya Janata Party worker, on his Facebook page and YouTube channel. He had alerted the police officials about the activities that were going on in the government school, after which a couple of people were arrested.

It is therefore evident that the claim made through the viral post is False. The video has no relation with the Aam Aadmi Party government. The incident took place in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, and not in Delhi.

Claim Review :   Video of a government school in Delhi
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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