Viral Claim: Sanjeev Balyan has raised the right issue in Muzaffarnagar. The burqa is encouraging vote jihad. Burqa-clad persons must be checked outside the poll booth, a claim is new, but the image is old.

Facts Check: Mostly False

Viral News in Social Media Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Other Examples:

मुजफ्फरनगर मे संजीव बालियान ने सही मुद्दा उठाया है @aajtak @abpnewshindi मतदान केन्द्र के बाहर ही बुर्के वालियो की जांच हो चेहरे का मिलान हो 72 हूरो की इच्छा रखने वाले ही बुर्के मे हूर बनकर जा रहे है। कई जगह पर ये हूरे बुर्के मे कैद हुई पकडी गई।

Sanjeev Balyan has raised the right issue in Muzaffarnagar. Burqa is encouraging vote jihad. Burqa clad persons must be checked outside the poll booth; those wishing for 72 virgins are also going to the booth in burqa. Burqa clad men caught at many places.

बुर्खे के अंदर से सलमा नही अब्दुल निकला ... हर तरफ से घोटाला ..#मुज़फ्फरनगर #फ़र्ज़ीवोटिंग

मुजफ्फरनगर में फर्जी वोट डालने आया बुरखे की आड़ में....

Facts Check News: In the Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidate from Muzaffarnagar seat of Uttar Pradesh, Sanjeev Bialan, accused of fraudulent voting while raising women’s face not being investigated in the burqa that had come to vote.  There is no debate on his statement that Sanjeev Bialyan has raised the issue right with the claim of a man wearing a burqa on social media.

So what is the truth, Sanjeev Bialan may be right or wrong based on his information, however, the current image viral on social media is not from recent. The image has been widely shared on social media.

The image was shared earlier in a different context; it was shared on Facebook earlier in 2015 as RSS Activists In Burkha, Throwing Beef in Temple.( Ayupp found none truth/false of this claim)

Clearly the image is not new and not from the current first phase of the Lok Sabha election.

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Ashwin Chandra is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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