Fact Check: CPIM Leaders Sitaram Yechuri and Brinda Karat Rallies in Support of China

There are images doing rounds on social media platforms particularly on WhatsApp claiming Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), and CPIM Politburo Member Brinda Karat has recently rallied in support of China with banners showing “Indian Army Down Down, We Support to China…Zindabad“.

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The Viral Post

On receiving the images from various readers, we at News Sense decided to verify that fact and hence we spoke to CPIM Media cell in Kolkata, they clearly denied no such support rally was held or organized by CPIM in any part of the country.

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Grammer mistake and Font

We also found several discrepancies in the grammar, spelling, and fonts on the images. Moreover, on search, we come across pictures of all India protest rally organized by CPIM in various parts of the country on 16th June 2020 to protest anti-government policies. The picture can be found on the official Twitter handle of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

The Original Tweet and Pictures

Thus, going by all reliable sources and official confirmation from the Communist Party of India, we can say that the images that are doing rounds on the social media platforms are Fake.

Claim: CPIM Leaders Sitaram Yechuri and Brinda Karat Rallies in Support of China

Conclusion: Sitaram Yechuri and Brinda Karat didn’t participated in any such China support rallies and the images are doctored.

NB: Don’t share or forward any misleading information on your social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, by doing so you are also becoming someone, who is creating panic and confusion among the larger mass and this is a punishable offense.

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