Fact Check: Old newspaper clipping of ‘privatization of schools in India’ resurfaces

A newspaper clipping is doing the rounds on social media with a caption that claims that there will be a privatisation of government schools in India.

The facebook caption read, “अब अगली गाज गिरेगी सरकारी मास्टरों पर हर हर मोदी🙏🙏🙏”

(Translation: The next target is government school teachers. )

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.

We ran a google search using the newspaper clipping’s headline, पूरे देश में सरकारी स्कूलों का निजीकरण होगा’. The search led us to a news reports dated August 30, 2017.

We found the exact same article of the newspaper clipping on Bhopalsamachar.com dated August 30, 2017, about the privatization of government schools in India.

The current status related to the privatisation of schools is mentioned in the news article that was published on NDTV dated March 17’ 2020 claiming that there will be no privatisation of schools.

Hence, the above information proves that the newspaper clipping that has gone viral over social media is old and is done with the prime aim of misleading the masses.

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