The Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test (UPTET) was cancelled after a question paper for the examination was leaked. The exam was scheduled to be held on Sunday. Against this backdrop, a photo of students sleeping on a roadside has been shared. It has been claimed that UPTET aspirants slept in the open on a cold night to take the exam but it was cancelled the next day.
The image was shared on Facebook page ‘मुलायम पुत्र अखिलेश’ and Facebook groups ‘बेसिक शिक्षा खबर उत्तर प्रदेश : PRIMARY KA MASTER: Basic Shiksha Parishad’ and ‘SSC Exam’.
It is also circulating on Twitter.
State President of Rajasthan Unemployment Unified Federation Upen Yadav had tweeted a video of the incident while tagging Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi.
दर्दनाक रात …..😭😭
कई युवा साथी बीमार हो गए हैं l
राज्य सरकार को सद्बुद्धि दे भगवान 👏👏@RajCMO @ashokgehlot51 @priyankagandhi @RahulGandhi @INCUttarPradesh @RajGovOfficial @_lokeshsharma @INCIndia @INCRajasthan @GovindDotasra @dgurjarofficial pic.twitter.com/zGVWh0WLUL
— Upen Yadav (@TheUpenYadav) November 28, 2021
He had also shared newspaper clippings and one of them showed the same people sitting on the roadside, not sleeping. This is a Dainik Bhaskar report according to which, unemployed men and women from Rajasthan have been protesting for the past 46 days. On Saturday, the youth spent the night in the cold in Lucknow to protest outside Congress headquarters.
According to a report in The Indian Express published on November 29, “The demands of the protesters include appointments in several government jobs for which recruitment exams have already been conducted, increase in the number of vacancies for state government jobs and formulation of a non-bailable law against those who leak question papers in competitive examinations,” said the report.
UP police fact-check also pointed out the truth.
वायरल फ़ोटो UPTET के अभ्यर्थियों की नहीं है अपितु राजस्थान के युवकों की है। UPTET के परीक्षार्थियों को उनके एडमिट कार्ड के आधार पर सुविधापूर्वक यूपीएसआरटीसी की बसों से घर भेजा जा रहा है और यह परीक्षा राजकीय व्यय पर पुनः एक माह में आयोजित करायी जायेगी। कृपया भ्रामक खबर ना फैलाएँ। pic.twitter.com/p4e94Uicyq
— UPPOLICE FACT CHECK (@UPPViralCheck) November 28, 2021
Thus, an image of youth from Rajasthan staging a protest in Lucknow against unemployment has been falsely shared as UP. It must be noted that youth in UP protested against the cancellation of the TET exam.