Several reports are making rounds on social media which claim that IIT-BHU is introducing a three-month course for becoming an ‘Adarsh Bahu’ (ideal daughter-in-law) which went viral. However, we can confirm that it was a fake news.
Interestingly, several mainstream media outlets covered the news without verifying the story. NM Fact Checker fact-checked this and this is what we found.
The Fake News
Following the claims which went viral, we checked the official records from the institution. IIT-BHU denied the reports terming it ‘misleading’. In a statement, the institute has said that they do not offer any course/training programme entitled “Daughter’s Pride – Beti Mera Abhiman” or an “Adarsh Bahu”, which teaches the ‘young girls’ to tackle with their future husband or in-laws.
Dr SP Mathur, Registrar of the Institute, said that no such training or course is available or planned in the IIT-BHU on any such topic. As per some reports, the institute in alliance with a start-up, Young Skilled India is launching such programmes that are meant to train unmarried women as ideal daughters-in-law.
What also helped us bust the fake news was that notable IIT-BHU alumni and CEO of MyGov, Arvind Gupta, also tweeted rubbishing the claims terming it as a Fake News.
Unverified News about @iitbhuglobal offering course on “AdarshBahu” was circulated. Most of the clickbait headlines, have now retracted their stories. Some still continue to peddle FakeNews pic.twitter.com/oSDp976YIN
— Arvind Gupta (@buzzindelhi) September 4, 2018