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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Fact check: Did CM Yogi Burst into tears after watching ‘The Kashmir Files’?

The Kashmir Files has hit the box office and opinions on social media as well. A big claim is going viral that even CM Yogi Adityanath cried after watching the movie directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The movie represents the story of an exodus that took place in Kashmir against Kashmiri Pandits.

नितेश सेन..देवास posted a short clip of CM Yogi Adityanath where he is seen shedding tears. The video was posted on March 14, 2022. He claimed that UP CM got emotional after watching The Kashmir Files

The video is catching fire as many other users posted the same short clip of Yogi Adityanath and claimed the same.

Fact check

After reverse image search, we found that the video is 2 years old. Zee News portal covered the news where CM Yogi burst out into tears after watching a program that was dedicated to martyred soldiers. The program was conducted in Gorakhnath Temple of Gorakhpur.

Zee News

After seeing the image embed in the article. We got to know that the viral is from the program conducted for soldiers. Thus the claim of CM Yogi shedding tears after watching The Kashmir Files is fake.

Conclusion: the claim is fake.

Claim review: CM Yogi Burst into tears after watching ‘The Kashmir Files’

Claim by: नितेश सेन..देवास

Fact check: misleading

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