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JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

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JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

INDIA TODAY has broadcaster a sting operation on 10 January 2020 where first year french degree program students of JNU (Jawaharlal nehru university), Akshat awasthi has confessed that he was involved in January 5 attack on JNU. 

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

Awasthi identified himself as an ABVP activist. India Today investigation revealed three names – Akshat Awasthi (ABVP activist), Rohit Shah, and Geeta Kumari (former JNUSU president and AISA activist) – who confessed the roles they played that fateful night.


The second part of the investigation, broadcast on January 11, provided details of ABVP activist Komal Sharma's alleged involvement. 

ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ) National General Secretary Nidhi Tripathi issued a statement distancing the student body from Akshat Awasthi and claimed that he is not a member of the organisation, “Akshat Awasthi is neither an office bearer, nor a karyakarta of ABVP, as claimed by IndiaToday”reads the statement. 

Responding to ABVP’s denial, anchor Rahul Kanwal took to Twitter and posted images of Awasthi at “an ABVP rally” on November 12, 2019.
 Right-wing website OpIndia published a report raising questions against India Today’s investigation and Awasthi’s affiliation with ABVP. The article claimed that the photograph shared by Rahul Kanwal pertained to a rally against hostel fee hike organised by JNUSU. It is noteworthy that ABVP is not a part of the JNU students’ union.


OpIndia traced the image to November 11, 2019, published by Manorama. “The picture used by Manorama says that the picture is from the 11th of November 2019 when the police stopped JNU students who were staging a protest over the hostel fee-hike issue. The picture was taken by Kamal Singh of PTI,” said article which was also published by right-leaning website Swarajya.

Fact check by ALT news:

In this report, ALT news has done fact check of two separate claims namely, OpIndia’s assertion that Akshat Awasthi’s presence in a JNUSU rally would suggest that he’s associated with the Left and not ABVP, and ABVP’s assertion that Awasthi is not associated with the student body.

photographs of akshat awasthi:

Alt news has done keyword search on twitter and they found Akshat awasthi's image, where he is rising tricolour indian flag and it was shared by JNU ABVP account.  According to ABVP, the photograph is part of a protest organised against the proposed fee hike in the varsity. “ABVP-JNU outrightly rejects the massive fee hike since very first day,” reads its description.
ABVP was a part of JNUSU protests but withdrew support on November 19, 2019. According to Economic TimesABVP backed-out after Left parties accepted HRD ministry’s decision to set up a committee to look into the issue. Since then, the RSS-affiliated body has been protesting independent of the JNUSU protests under Left-backed parties.
OpIndia declared Awasthi a JNUSU activist because of his presence in a protest against the fee hike organised by JNUSU. But OpIndia also proved that the photograph was shot on November 11. This was when ABVP was still supporting the JNUSU protests. The website’s assertion that Awasthi’s presence in the rally organised by JNUSU automatically excludes him from being a part of ABVP doesn’t hold water.

Akshat Awasthi’s association with ABVP:

Alt News was also able to independently locate multiple pictures and videos of Awasthi with ABVP members. In the image posted below, he is accompanied with individuals carrying saffron-coloured ABVP scarves.

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

Here are some more images which proves that Akshat awasthi is associated with ABVP.

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

In a graphic shared on his Facebook profile, Chaurasia declared himself ABVP’s candidate for councillor.

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check

JNU student link with ABVP- sting operation by India today - ALT news fact check
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