B’desh Pic Passed off as UP Man ‘Failed UPSC Due to Reservation’ 

Using reverse image search, we found an article on the website of Bangladesh-based TV channel Ekushey TV that carried the viral image. Published on 11 April 2019, the article mentioned a person called Sayeed Rimon and his awareness campaigns.

It stated that Rimon, a textile engineer, is an individual who carried out elaborate awareness campaigns related to social problems, like drug use, road accidents and unemployment.

Further, Rimon’s Facebook account had uploaded the viral image in November 2016 and the caption along with it mentioned the rise in unemployment.

(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

On 2 June, Rimon responded to a Facebook post making the viral claim and said that he is a Bangladeshi.

B’desh Pic Passed off as UP Man ‘Failed UPSC Due to Reservation’ 

(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)

Earlier, media outlets, such as BBC Bangla and Dhaka Tribune, had carried reports detailing Rimon’s awareness campaigns.

We also checked UPSC’s website and found that 2017 onwards, the only time that the final cut-off had dipped below the 700-mark was for a certain category of people with disabilities in 2019 and was set at 653 marks.

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