Fact Check: Video Showing Controversial Comments From BJP Councillor Bukkal Nawab About Lord Hanuman

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Recently on various WhatsApp groups and social media, the controversial comments from Councillor Bukkal Nawab are being shared.  Bukkal Nawab MLC (Member of Legislative Council) is an ex-leader of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and who is currently a member of State BJP Executive Committee. On May 8, 2018, he was re-elected as a Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council form BJP.

NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

This video is being shared a lot, as Lord Hanuman is a popular deity in the Indian pantheon of deities and Bukkal Nawab’s ‘Lord Hanuman Was Muslim’ remark definitely would be controversial with Lord Hanuman devotees.

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1075697210069782528/video/1

Source: Aaj Tak (Our readers can view the video from start till 1min 30sec, for content relevant to this article)

Controversy Erupts After Bukkal Nawab’s ‘Lord Hanuman Was Muslim’ Remark | Source: ABP News

Not just Bukkal Nawab but other Indian politicians are also seemingly deciding the identity of Lord Hanuman:

“Opining that Lord Hanuman belonged to the Jat community, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Religious Affairs Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary joined the debate surrounding the identity of the Hindu deity.” Source: New Indian Express

Our readers can read the New Indian Express article here.

Netas Ask: Hanuman A Dalit, Jat Or Muslim? | #HanumanPolitics | Republic World

OUR FACT CHECK

Fact Crescendo team did a fact check on this issue. We found the following:

TRUE

  • This video is from ANI and has been shared a lot on WhatsApp groups and social media.
  • We did translation & transcription of the shared ANI video, our readers can read it below:

Transcript of excerpt from the Video – from 0:14sec to 0:44sec – (in English):

“Bukkal Nawab MLC : It is my personal belief that Lord Hanuman was Muslim. That’s why the Muslim names that we keep for ourselves like Rehman, Ramzan, Farman, Zishan, Qurban…all these names that are kept, are loosely based on Lord Hanuman.”

Our readers can easily see that the MLA Bukkal Nawab MLC did say emphatically that – “It is my personal belief that Lord Hanuman was Muslim”.

Our readers can also check other articles available regarding this topic:

Indian Express
United News of India
Hindustan Times
NDTV
India Today

  • Bukkal Nawab MLC has not been free from controversy previously also. Our readerscan read about those controversies below:

Zee News
News18

IN CONCLUSION

Fact Crescendo team tags this video and Bukkal Nawab MLC comments as Real. But advises our readers to be circumspect of the various biased narratives being pushed forward using this video. Our readers can make up their own mind about Bukkal Nawab’s comments and his credibility as a politician.

Fact Crescendo advises its readers to refrain from falling prey to unsubstantiated & misleading WhatsApp forwards and social media posts. When in doubt, visit various news media & fact checking websites online.

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-Fact Crescendo Team-


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