A post is being shared on social media with a claim that Facebook India’s Public Policy director Ankhi Das, disrespected the country by cutting a cake with the Indian tricolours. Photos of a woman cutting the tricolour cake and holding a piece of cake with Ashoka Chakra symbol is shared in the post. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Facebook India’s Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, disrespected the country by cutting a cake with the Indian tricolour.
Fact: The woman shown in the post is Sangeetha Bahadur, the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus. Sangeeta Bahadur had cut the tricolour Indian Flag cake on the occasion of 74th Independence day celebrations at Indian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. It has nothing to do with Facebook India’s Executive Ankhi Das. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the photos shared in the post, we found similar photos in a post shared by Sangeeta Bahadur in her official Facebook page. Sangeeta Bahadur, the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus, shared these photos as the celebrations of India’s 74th Independence day at Indian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus.
Photo of Sangeeta Bahadur beside the tricolour Indian flag cake is also found in the official website of ‘Embassy of India in Minsk, Belarus’. They also shared the photos of the Independence day celebration event on their official twitter handle. It can be seen here.
To sum it up, Sangeeta Bahadur, the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus is falsely portrayed as the Facebook India’s Executive Ankhi Das.
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