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Fact Check: Viral post claims Sadhguru event spread coronavirus in Tamil Nadu


The Tablighi Jamaat has been in the attention of a storm after a spiritual congregation it organised in Delhi early March turned out to be the super-spreader of coronavirus in India. Reports of sufferers escaping hospitals, concealing sicknesses, and misbehaviour with police and well being staff have additionally come to the fore.

Amid this, a social media post claims that whereas the federal government and media are obsessive about ‘Islamophobia’, an event by religious chief Jaggi Vasudev aka Sadhguru led to over 1,000 coronavirus instances in Tamil Nadu. The post claims that 150 foreigners attended the event in March, all of whom are in quarantine on the Isha Foundation headquarter Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore.

Facebook web page “People’s Voice” shared a photograph of Sadhguru at an event, together with the caption, “150 foreigners attended Sadhguru’s event in March. Now all are under quarantine at Isha yoga foundation. 1000+ cases confirmed in TN, but media is only after Tablighi Jamat. This exposes Govt & media’s Islamophobia!”

The archived model of the post could be seen right here.

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the viral declare is fake. The final event organised by Isha Foundation was on February 21 on the event of Mahashivratri. Though a lot of foreigners participated in the event, nobody at Isha Yoga Center was discovered with Covid-19 signs.

AFWA probe

AFWA contacted Isha Foundation who confirmed to us that it didn’t organise any event after Mahashivratri. A couple of days again, when Congress chief Salman Nizami had shared the identical post on Twitter, Isha Foundation clarified that no one at Isha Yoga Center had reported corona signs or was below quarantine.



We reached out to Coimbatore district Justice of the Peace and district collector Thiru Okay Rajamani, who confirmed that the Isha Yoga Center was examined completely and no constructive case was discovered. Local media had additionally quoted Rajamani saying the identical factor earlier in a press convention.

Even the image used in the viral post is outdated. This image of Sadhguru was used in the Isha Foundation web site on January 22, 2019.

Therefore, it’s clear that the viral post claiming that 150 foreigners participated in a Sadhguru event in March, resulting in over 1,000 coronavirus instances in Tamil Nadu, is fake. The declare that these foreigners are in quarantine at Isha Yoga Centre can also be unfaithful.

According to newest knowledge accessible on the ministry of well being and household welfare web site, until May Three night, Tamil Nadu reported 2,757 confirmed instances of Covid-19 and 29 deaths.

ClaimSome 150 foreigners attended Sadhguru’s event in March, which has led to over 1,000 corona instances in Tamil Nadu. The foreigners are quarantined at Isha Yoga Center.ConclusionThe final Sadhguru event was on February 21. No one at Isha Yoga Center has been discovered with Covid-19 signs or is quarantined there.


The variety of crows determines the depth of the lie.

  • 1 Crow: Half True
  • 2 Crows: Mostly lies
  • 3 Crows: Absolutely false
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