Elvish Yadav, a renowned Indian YouTuber, and a recent wild card entrant on Bigg Boss OTT Season 2. Elvish has a huge fan following among the youth. Elvish Yadav is known for his funny videos. It’s not just making people laugh, his YouTube channel is a step towards his unique creativity and social awareness. And his controversies have also happened with many other YouTubers.
The controversy between Elvish Yadav and Dhruv Rathee started with the film ‘The Kerala Story’. Elvish Yadav and Dhruv Rathee had a disagreement over the Kerala story. Elvish accused Dhruv of sharing wrong information and making false statements in his videos and also said that he is slowly brainwashing people the way Dhruv twists the truth in his fact-check videos. Elvish also claimed that Dhruv Rathee gets paid for making controversial videos on his sensitive subjects. He disagreed with Dhruva’s supporters who believed in his version of events.
Elvish Yadav raised serious concerns regarding Dhruv Rathee’s misrepresentation of conversion figures in a video discussing Kerala Story. Elvish Yadav highlighted the accuracy of the claim stating that approximately 32,000 conversions did indeed take place. He cited a report presented in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, revealing that between 2005 and 2008, a significant annual average of 2,500 to 2,700 girls underwent conversions. Elvish also referenced an article from the Economic Times, supporting the assertion that approximately 3,000 to 4,000 girls were converted during that timeframe due to romantic relationships.
Elvish continued to emphasize that the trend extended beyond 2009, not only involving Hindu girls but also Christian girls experiencing substantial conversion rates. He pointed out that even the Chief Minister of Kerala, in 2012, officially stated that as many as 7,713 women had converted to Islam. Furthermore, Elvish drew attention to a report revealing that a notable proportion of ISIS recruiters hailed from Kerala.
The subsequent discussions surrounding the film on YouTube ignited a fervent debate about the accurate portrayal of historical events and the potential manipulation of information to serve different agendas.