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Fact Check: No, Yogi Adityanath never said, 'Rape Dead Muslim Women'

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The claim made by Abhishek Banerjee in his speech at The Telegraph Debate 2020 that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister once made a call for Muslim women to be dug up from graves and raped, is false. Yogi Adityanath never made this statement. However, this statement was made in his presence, by one of his co-speakers at Virat Hindu Chetna rally in Siddharthnagar, UP, in the year 2007-8 organized by Hindu Yuva Vahini. 

Recently, a video clip of an event 'The Telegraph Debate 2020' is being widely shared on social media platforms. In this event, six speakers including Aishe Ghosh, Swara Bhasker, Abhishek Banerjee,  Shishir Bajoria, Abhijit Chakrabarti, and Sushil Kumar Pandit spoke on the topic 'In today’s India, dissent has been made anti-national.' 

The seven minutes viral clip shows one of the speakers, Abhishek Banerjee speaking for the motion, and now, one of the statements that he made in his speech is being highlighted and being widely shared.  You can watch the video here:

The video was shared by a Facebook page named Nisar Bhat and with text written on it suggesting that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister once made a call for Muslim women to be dug up from graves and raped. In his speech, Abhishek Banerjee made this statement which is now being highlighted. 

At the time of writing this article, this video has been shared over 8200 times. 

However, when we further checked, this video is being shared since the event, which held back in February 2020. 

We also found many articles on the internet claiming that CM Yogi Adityanath in one his speech said that 'Rape Dead Muslim Women.' Websites named Bolta Hindustan and London Post published articles claiming the same. 

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found this news claim to be false. Yogi Adityanath never made this statement. However, this statement was made in his presence, by one of his co-speakers at Virat Hindu Chetna rally in Siddharthnagar, UP, in the year 2007-8 organized by Hindu Yuva Vahini. 

With the help of relevant keyword searches, we found a short video clip of the contentious rally in which a Hindu Yuva Vahini leader made a call for Muslim women to be dug up from graves and raped, in the presence of Yogi Adityanath. The relevant part can be seen at 3 minutes mark in the following video. 

Business Standard and The Wire have also mentioned the rally in their articles, confirming that the contentious statement was made a Hindu Yuva Vahini leader made this statement, and not Yogi Adityanath. 

In conclusion, the claim made by Abhishek Banerjee in his speech at The Telegraph Debate 2020 that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister once made a call for Muslim women to be dug up from graves and raped, is false. Yogi Adityanath never made this statement. However, this statement was made in his presence, by one of his co-speakers at Virat Hindu Chetna rally in Siddharthnagar, UP, in the year 2007-8 organized by Hindu Yuva Vahini. 

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