A video of the G20 world leaders paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat is being shared on social media praising PM Modi for allegedly removing the lines “Ishwar Allah tero naam” from the song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram. This song is played in the viral clip. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.
Claim: The line “Ishwar Allah tero naam” was omitted from the song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram that was played at RajGhat during the visit of G20 leaders.
Fact: This video has been edited. In the original video of the G20 leaders’ visit to Rajghat that is available on the official YouTube channel of PM Modi, the bhajan “Vaishnav Janato” can be heard playing in the background. Hence, the claim made in the post is Misleading.
Firstly, we performed a basic keyword search online to find the original footage of the viral video. This search led us to an 8 Min. 35 Sec. video of the G20 leaders’ visit to Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. This is available on the official verified YouTube channel of PM Modi.
In this video, one can observe that the Bhajan “Vaishnav Janato” (here and here) was sung during the leader’s visit to Rajghat, not the Bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram”. The viral video is created by snipping out various moments from this video and editing them together over “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram.”
The song that plays in the background of the viral video is most probably the lo-fi version of “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram”, which is available on YouTube.
To sum up, an edited video of the world G20 leader’s visit is being shared on social media to claim that the Bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” was played by omitting the line “Ishwar Allah tero naam” from it.