The writer and director of Anaarkali Of Aarah shared the above paper cutting on Twitter with a caption "Bolo Es Aadmi Ko Jute Padne Chahiye ki nahi? (In English: Say this man should be hit by shoes or not? )". Click here to see the archived link of the tweet.
The undated paper cutting has quoted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as saying "our job is to save cows, not girls".
The same image was also shared by an AAP supporter who is followed by senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
We searched on Google with different keywords like "Our job is to save cows not girls" and few other combinations but couldn't find any media house reporting this statement by Yogi Adityanath.
Upon further investigation, we found that this paper cutting was debunked by The Lallantop in April this year. As per their report, this was first published by a humorous website rhumortimes.com on 10th April. But we found that this website is no longer active. But they had the screenshot of the article which you can see below.
rhumortimes.com was a humorous website like FakingNews.com which shares fictional stories on real issues and real characters.
But somebody converted this into a paper cutting using a photo editing tool which is going viral on social media again. It may also be possible that some newspaper might have published this report without verifying the authenticity of the statement and paper cutting is real. But since we couldn't find any report by mainstream media which can back the claim that Yogi Adityanath has ever said that our job is to save cows, not girls. At a time when even a small statement of our leaders is reported widely by media, it is not possible that media would have missed this case.
None of the media houses has reported UP CM Yogi Adityanath as saying our government's job is to save cows, not girls/daughter. The first instance of the article has been traced to a humorous website. Hence, the statement attributed to Yogi Adityanath is completely fake.