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The viral image of youths sleeping under open sky is not of TET applicants.

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A viral picture of youngsters sleeping under open sky n cold is getting viral on several social media platforms with the following text :

“कल रात की यह तस्वीर ठंड के मौसम में खुले आसमान नीचे सोए टीईटी एग्जाम देने आए प्रदेश के युवाओं की है, जिनके परीक्षा को आज स्थगित कर दिया गया !”

Translation : This picture of last night is of the youth of the state, who slept under the open sky in cold weather, who came to give TET exam, whose exam was postponed today!

Claim : The viral picture is claim to be of unemployed youths who came to give the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test(TET) exam and were sleeping under the cold due to the cancellation of this exam.


Ajay Rai, Ex Minister, Ex MLA From Pindra Legislative Assembly, Congress posted on his verified page –



Several facebook users including senior congress leader Ajay Rai shared the viral picture from his verified facebook page.The archived link of this post can be accessed from here.


Senior congress leader Ajay Rai shared the viral picture from his verified twitter handle.The archived version of the tweet can be accessed from here.




NO, the viral picture claiming to be TET candidates sleeping under open sky in cold is not true.

During the course of our investigation when we searched the internet we found out a clarification tweet by the official fact check twitter handle of Information and Public Relation Department of Government of Uttar Pradesh satting that this picture is not of TET candidates.

We also saw a comment on this tweet stating that these people were protesting against congress leader Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow. On further investigation with the help of reverse image search and keyword search we further found this image embedded in an article by  Dainik Bhaskar.

The headline of this article clearly mentions that these people went to meet Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow and remained under the open sky which further resulted in many of them getting sicked. The whole article can be accessed from this link.

On more deep investigation with keywords we also found a picture of these protestors in sitting position.

One could clearly see the surroundings and understand that the pictures are from the same place.

We also found out a tweet by BJP Rajasthan State Chief from his official twitter handle stating that unemployed youths from Rajasthan are protesting in Lucknow.

Thus in our investigation the claims made on the viral picture were found to be FALSE.

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.