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A video of a group of men staging a nude protest on the road is shared to claim that it happened in Manipur. The men are seen holding placards in their hands. The posts can be seen with hashtags related to Manipur violence. One of the posts carrying this video with Manipur violence hashtags also mentioned it as Raipur. Some of such posts can be seen here, here and here.
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What is the truth?
When searching with relevant keywords we found that the video is unrelated to Manipur violence and is from Chhattisgarh. A tweet dated 18, July 2023 by ‘NCM India Council for Men Affairs’, an NGO as per its Twitter bio, is found carrying an image of a group of men, all naked, holding placards in their hands. The tweet mentions that the men marched towards the Chhattisgarh assembly in Raipur.
More than a Dozen MEN protested nude while marching towards the Chhattisgarh Assembly in Raipur to demand the dismissal of those who grabbed Govt jobs on fake caste certificates. Later Police arrested all of them. These kind of protests are quite common by Feminists in western… pic.twitter.com/AOfGaej6dq
— NCMIndia Council For Men Affairs (@NCMIndiaa) July 18, 2023
The tweet further mentions that they demand the dismissal of those who grabbed Govt jobs on fake caste certificates. Another tweet by a journalist, Alok Putul is found carrying visuals likely to be from the same incident.
छत्तीसगढ़ में आज विधानसभा सत्र शुरु हुआ है.
जब VVIP विधानसभा जा रहे थे, उसी समय दर्जन भर नौजवान पूरी तरह से नग्न हो कर सड़कों पर आ गए.
इन नौजवानों की माँग थी कि फ़र्ज़ी आरक्षण प्रमाण पत्र के आधार पर नौकरी कर रहे लोगों पर कार्रवाई की जाए. pic.twitter.com/e9gr8GuyXI
— Alok Putul (@thealokputul) July 18, 2023
The tweet is captioned “The assembly session has started in Chhattisgarh today. When the VVIPs were going to the Vidhansabha, at the same time a dozen youths came completely naked on the streets. The demand of these youths was that action should be taken against the people doing jobs on the basis of fake reservation certificates.”
Times Now news reported that the SC / ST youth wing members held a nude protest on 18, July 2023 over the allegations that many people got government jobs using fake caste certificates. They tried to encircle Vidhan Sabha but were taken into preventive custody which stopped them from moving towards the state Assembly. The article also has a link to a tweet that carries the viral video mentioning that it is from Chhattisgarh.
The Hindu news report mentions that 29 youths were arrested for staging nude protest against the Chhattisgarh government. They earlier had also staged a fast unto death in May.
Another video from Uttar Pradesh is also being shared to falsely claim that it is from Manipur. Youturn fact-checked and published an article on the same.
It is found that a video of a nude protest staged by a group of men in Chhattisgarh demanding the dismissal of government jobs allotted using fake caste certificates is shared to falsely claim that it is from Manipur.