An image of Rahul Gandhi captioned “इन देशभक्तों ने यह कौन से देश भक्त की तस्वीर लगा रखी है(Which nationalist’s portrait have these patriots put up- translated) has been posted by Facebook page, हिंदुत्व को बचाना है भगवा लाना है Mission 2024 Successfull. It had been shared more than 12700 times at the time of writing.

इन देशभक्तों ने यह कौन से देश भक्त की तस्वीर लगा रखी है

Posted by हिंदुत्व को बचाना है भगवा लाना है Mission 2024 Successfull on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Moreover, It has been shared by another page, We Support Namo नरेंद्र मोदी. The text sarcastically points out the highlighted photo frame of Aurangzeb painting calling it a picture of a patriot.

What is the truth?

Alt News did a Google reverse image search and found a list of news reports on Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination for Congress President. An article published in The Indian Express article on Dec 4, 2017 was titled, “Congress hails Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as beginning ‘new era’: Who said what”. The original image has a Mahatma Gandhi portrait in the background.

Photo Courtesy: The Indian Express

At times when social media is rife with photoshopped images, users can utilize image verification tools like Google reverse image search which comes handy in debunking misinformation. In this case, however, it is plain ridiculous to believe that a political party would have a picture of Aurangzeb on their wall. Posts like these are aimed at the most gullible who unfortunately tend to believe and share such content.

About the Author

Jignesh is a writer and researcher at Alt News. He has a knack for visual investigation with a major interest in fact-checking videos and images. He has completed his Masters in Journalism from Gujarat University.