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An old photo from Bangladesh falsely shared as ‘RSS terrorists in India’

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A photo is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows ‘people of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)’ in India and refers to them as terrorists. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here

Claim: Photo of ‘RSS terrorists’ in India.

Fact: The photo is neither related to RSS nor India. It is was taken in Bangladesh. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE. 

When the image was run through Google Reverse Image Search, the same photo was found in a blog post published in 2013. In the blog, it can be read that the picture is related to Bangladesh’s Chhatra League (It is the student wing of the Bangladesh Awami League). Also, the picture in the blog has the watermark of ‘www.SylhetTimes24.com’ (Sylhet is a city in Bangladesh). Another website (‘facts of Bangladesh’) has published some other photos related to the posted photo in 2013. The website also mentions that the photo is related to Chhatra League.

Also, if properly observed, one can see that the individuals in the photos have wrapped their heads with a cloth that looks similar to a Bangladesh flag (Even Awami League Flag and Bangladesh Chhatra League logo have similar colours).

To sum it up, an old photo from Bangladesh falsely shared as ‘RSS terrorists in India’.

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