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The Hindu’s Facebook page contradicts its own report about Union Minister’s statement

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Jai Kumar Banthia
Jai Kumar Banthia
Mtech Chemical Engineering student at IITD. Liberal. Positive guy. Blue Pill advocate.

The NDA government has often been questioned for outlandish, controversial and sometimes foolish statements made by its ministers. So if you look at the image below (it’s a screenshot), you will get another chance to attack the Modi government:

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In the image, the Facebook status page says:

“A Bengaluru-based institute has proved with research that diseases like cancer can be cured by yoga. They have proved it,” Mr. Naik, Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH, said during the inauguration of National Arogya fair in Goa on Saturday.

The Minister, however, did not mention the name of the institute and appealed the people to practice alternative medical practices.

At first glance it seems like another slip up by a minister. I thought so too. Then I looked at the actual report linked here. On reading the actual report, it came out completely differently! This is how it reads:

“Yoga-based cure for diseases such as diabetes and cancer is on its way, according to Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik.

Mr. Naik said a technique for such cure developed by Bengaluru-based Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) is just about a year away from endorsement from his Ministry.”

Not only does the minister specify which institute is working on the “cure” but he also says that it will take another year to actually endorse the cure, which implies that research and testing is still underway. I am hopeful, but as is always the case, it will take certainly more than a year for this cure to become official, and we will only know of it’s effectiveness once it’s out in the public domain.

But it seems that The Hindu’s facebook team has something against this minister or the government, which is why they have spun a “maybe in the future” to a “certainly in the present”.  There is a huge difference between the two, and if not a lie, this is certainly extremely misleading.

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Jai Kumar Banthia
Jai Kumar Banthia
Mtech Chemical Engineering student at IITD. Liberal. Positive guy. Blue Pill advocate.
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