Green flags in the rally of Ashok Gehlot are not Pakistan's national flag

Reported on 2018-12-05 13:53:31.0 by FactHunt Admin

Rumour

A video of Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot is going viral on social media with the claim that Pakistan's national flags were waved by his supporters in his election rally. On Facebook, it was posted by a user in a group "We support Narendra Modi".

You can watch the video here:

The video is being widely shared on Facebook with the claim that Ashok Gehlot Pakistani flag was used in his rally. You can watch such posts here.

Our Investigation

When we looked at the green flags being used in the video carefully, we could easily identify that these are not Pakistani national flags because we had debunked a similar claim a few months back in which few people accused Congress MLA from Kerala of using Pakistan's flag on his car. You can read our earlier story: Fact Check: Did a Congress MLA from Kerala put Pakistan's flag on his car

The picture in left is a Pakistan flag and picture in right is the flag of IUML - Indian Union Muslim League. The flag in the car is the right one. Pakistan's national flag has a white band on the left side and there is a star and a crescent in the middle facing towards right. The white band is missing in the flag of IUML.

Here is a screenshot from the video.

From the screenshot, it is clear that the image in the viral video is not of Pakistan's national flag since the white band is not there. The flag closely resembles the flag of IUML - Indian Union Muslim League.

Fact

Pakistan's national flag was not waved in Ashok Gehlot's rally in Jodhpur. The green flag seen in the video is the flag of IUML - Indian Union Muslim League.

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