Were Pakistan Flags Raised During Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad Roadshow?
Several social media users shared videos from Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad roadshow, claiming Pakistani flags were raised during the event.
Several social media users shared videos from Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad roadshow, claiming Pakistani flags were raised during the event.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Were Pakistan Flags Raised During Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad Roadshow?

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CLAIM

Several photos and videos from Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s pre-nomination roadshow in Kerala’s Wayanad have been doing the rounds on social media, with the claim that Pakistani flags were raised during the event.

Several WebQoof readers also submitted similar images to check the veracity of the claims.

In the video, also shared by Congress’ official Twitter handle, Gandhi and AICC general secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi can be seen standing on a truck and waving during their roadshow. The flags can also be seen in the frame of the video.

Videos with similar claims were also shared on Facebook and Twitter by several individual users and pages.

A WhatsApp forward submitted by a WebQoof reader.
A WhatsApp forward submitted by a WebQoof reader.
(Photo: The Quint)

Bollywood actress Koena Mitra also Tweeted after the rally, saying, “First partition was done by Terrorist Jinnah. Next could be Rahul Gandhi. Islamic flags welcomed him to Kerala.”

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THE TRUTH

While the photos and videos doing the round are not doctored, the claims are incorrect.

The flags seen during Gandhi’s rally are not Islamic flags, nor are they Pakistani flags. They belong to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a state political party in Kerala.

A side-by-side comparison of the flags makes this clear beyond doubt.

A side-by-side comparison of the Pakistani national flag (left) and the IUML flag.
A side-by-side comparison of the Pakistani national flag (left) and the IUML flag.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)
A side-by-side comparison of the Islamic flag (left) and the IUML flag.
A side-by-side comparison of the Islamic flag (left) and the IUML flag.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Thus, it is clear that Pakistani or Islamic flags were not raised during Gandhi’s rally.

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