Story Behind Viral Picture of Kanhaiya Kumar


New Delhi: A picture of a woman with Kanhaiya has gone viral on the internet. In the picture, Kanhaiya Kumar is seen sitting on a sofa and the woman is sitting on its armrest. It was alleged by some social media users that the woman is a teacher in JNU and she is sitting on Kanhaiya’s lap.

After the JNU controversy, a number of viral posts and messages are being circulated about JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar. In the series, a picture of a woman with Kanhaiya has gone viral on the internet. Let’s investigate the reality of the photo.

The picture in question is a snapshot in which Kanhaiya Kumar is sitting on a sofa and the woman is sitting on its armrest. A message is also written over it, saying “This is JNU’s education. Here Teachers teach by sitting on the lap of students. Red Salute.”

When ABP News investigated the post, we found that the woman in photograph was not a teacher but a research scholar named Somya Mani Tripathi. The woman had shared the picture on her Facebook profile, in which Kanhaiya and she were sharing a friendly laughter. She had uploaded the pictures on March 5. Some miscreants took out the picture and shared the derogatory post.
She later clarified on her Facebook post that she didn’t find laughing with her friend wrong.

video: ABP news

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