A video, showing Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath giving a speech on a public forum, is being shared on social media with a claim that the CM is showing his support for the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her derogatory remarks against the Prophet.
This comes amid the ongoing controversy involving Sharma and the BJP, which drew international criticism.
However, the video dates back to 2015 when Yogi Adityanath gave a speech at Shri Dudheshwarnath Mandir in Ghaziabad during the Vishwa Hindu Maha Sangh.
The caption along with the viral video says that Yogi Adityanath showed his support for Nupur Sharma after she faced worldwide criticism for her remarks against Prophet Muhammad.
WHAT WE FOUND
In his speech, which was made at Shri Dudheshwarnath temple, Ghaziabad, on 10 May 2015, Adityanath speaks about 'maintaining unity amongst Hindus' and goes on to say that people should support each other in times of crisis.
The viral clip can be seen in the video from 26:07.
Further, we could not find any reports about Adityanath coming out to support Sharma's comments against the Prophet.
Evidently, an old video of Yogi Adityanath giving a public speech has been falsely linked to him showing support for Nupur Sharma after the recent controversy.
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