Himalaya Founder in Video Calling for Reliance Boycott is not true
Claim: An old news clip from 2021 is viral on social media showing a man addressing a crowd. He is speaking of boycotting Reliance products. He is misidentified as the Muslim founder of the wellness and pharmaceutical company Himalaya.
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An old news clip from 2021 is viral on social media showing a man addressing a crowd. He is speaking of boycotting Reliance products. He is misidentified as the Muslim founder of the wellness and pharmaceutical company Himalaya.
*लगता* है कि *रिलायन्स* और *पतंजली* के कारण इसकी *कमर* *टूट* रही है। *Himalaya* कम्पनी का *मालिक* है इसके भाषण को सुनिए विचार कीजिए और सतर्क हो जाइए , आयुर्वेदिक मेडिसिन से ब्यूटि प्रॉडक्ट्स बनाता है *liv52* *syrup* se lekar *himaliya* *neem* *tulsi* aur *hand* *sensitiser* tak , हिमालय नाम सुनके हम जल्दी भावुक हो जाते हैं और हमारा फैसला और कंपनियों को छोड़कर हिमालय के नाम पर भरोसा हो जाता है जबकि इसकी सच्चाई सामने से देखी जा सकती है ,सभी ग्रूप में डालिए और ख़रीदना बंद कीजिए स्वयं घुटने पर आ जाएगा बहुत ऑप्शनस है ।इसके साथ खड़े लोगों से समझ गये होगें कि ये कौन है. शायद अब जे.....के लिए पैसा नहीं जा रहा है.
FACT-CHECK: The video you are referring to is not of the founder of Himalaya Drug Company. The man in the video is a Delhi-based advocate named Bhanu Pratap Singh. He was addressing an anti-CAA protest in Delhi's Mustafabad in January 2020. In the video, he is seen asking people to boycott Reliance and Patanjali products. He also accuses Baba Ramdev of giving the money earned from these products to the RSS to buy weapons against Muslims.
The Himalaya Drug Company is a privately held company headquartered in Bengaluru, India. It was founded in 1930 by M. Manal Sethi. The company's current CEO is Shailendra Malhotra. The company has a wide range of products, including herbal medicines, ayurvedic medicines, nutraceuticals, personal care products, and cleaning agents.
The video of Bhanu Pratap Singh has been shared on social media with the false claim that it is of the founder of Himalaya Drug Company. This claim is false. The man in the video is not associated with Himalaya Drug Company in any way.
It is important to be aware of fake news and to verify the information you see online before sharing it. You can use fact-checking websites to verify the authenticity of a news story.
Fact Check Conclusion: Ayupp found that the video shows a Delhi-based advocate and not the founder of Himalaya.