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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023 — Pakistan’s National Flag Waved in Congress Rally? Fact-Check

A video of people at a rally has gone viral, claiming that the Pakistan flag was waved at a congress rally in Rajasthan.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Chandan Mishra (“@IamChandanCM“) tweeted “Pakistan flag was waved in the Congress rally. Look at Congress campaigning with Pakistani flags in Rajasthan. Is voting for Congress not destroying your future?”. The tweet was made on Nov 22, 2023.

The claim was viral during the year of 2018, when ANANDSINGH KHANGAROT (“@shivkripa999“) tweeted “Pakistan flag will be waved in the Congress rally in Tiwari village of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan.” after sharing the same video. The tweet was made on Dec 12, 2018.

Several other users, including Dilip Kumar Singh (“@DilipKu24388061“), Manoj Srivastava (“@ManojSr60583090“) also claimed the same that Pakistan flag was waved at a Congress Rally. The users also claimed that the Congress, which seeks to turn Rajasthan into Pakistan, campaigning in the state with Pakistani flags. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth Behind this Incident? : Fact

After closely examining, we discovered that this flag is not the same as the national flag of Pakistan, which features a white stripe along with a crescent moon and star. Unlike the Pakistani flag, the flag in the viral video has two white stripes and no visible stars or crescent moon.

During our research and analysis, we discovered that Rajasthan police debunked a similar claim made in a video that went viral in December 2018.

The official account of Rajasthan Police (“@PoliceRajasthan“) clarified in a twitter post that a social media video which purports to show a Pakistani flag being waved during @INCIndia’s victory procession is absolutely untrue.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political influencers are circulating old videos with false claims to influence the ongoing assembly election in the state of Rajasthan.

Conclusion:

Claim : A video of people at a rally has been circulated, claiming that the Pakistan flag was waved at a congress rally in Rajasthan.

Fact : We discovered after careful observation that this flag is not the same as the national flag of Pakistan, which features a white stripe along with a crescent moon and star.

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