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Twitter users are falsely claiming Gujarat floods photos to be from Kerala to target the Left. 

New Delhi: Pictures of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) workers helping out the flood victims in Kerala are going viral on Twitter. People are shaming the Left saying the RSS is working harder to provide relief to the flood victims in a state that has seen killings of its members due to political violence.

The two tweets here have together received over 1,500 retweets on Twitter.

Kerala is witnessing one of its worst floods since 1924. Around 39 people have died so far.


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However, the pictures, although of RSS workers, are not from Kerala. A report said the pictures of RSS workers helping out the victims are from August last year during the Gujarat floods.

People had shared the same images on Facebook last year.

A screenshot of Facebook posts showing RSS workers heling out during Gujarat floods

In 2017, severe monsoon rains in Gujarat killed over 200 people.


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The RSS, however, is carrying out relief operations in flood-affected Kerala. The verified account of RSS (Friends of RSS) on Twitter posted pictures Monday of its workers helping people in Kerala. The workers can be seen distributing rice, pulses, sugar and medicines to the flood victims.

The difference between the images tweeted by the two mentioned handles and the verified RSS account can be spotted easily.

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  1. If RSS are honest in helping poor other than these fake images then the would not be a single conversion from hindus to other religion. Please think , we have more land, more count, more shop bound to temple, more money, more valuable Idols and jewels in hindu temple than in other? where all those money going? who had robbed ~7000 Hindu temple idols in recent years? why the IG who found the lost idol in Gujarat was changed? Please google for Fact.

  2. When there are real pictures of relief work being done in Kerala by the RSS as you all claim, why don’t they put those pictures? Why do they want to fool people showing wrong pictures of relief work of Gujarat? What is the benefit in fooling Keralites in that manner?

    • {Tried typing twice earlier and here’s the final, actual draft: } As the concluding-line in the investigative exposé entails: Look closely, and CAREFULLY — enough.

      What’s the difference between pics shared with firebrand captions by innumerable Sanaatani living, breathing botnets and the “Friends of RSS” account?

      Still can’t figure?
      Okay, lemme spell it out this once: The identifiers, or identity-markers for the RSS — i.e. their Khaki shorts, if you will: Is not visible on them. Not even any other markers of them being Sanaatani.
      Their bodies make them look like any other random human.

  3. Thank you The Print for confirming they were involved in various Flood relief missions previously….which media ignored…at least in the name of false claims…..Main Media stream media did at least confirmed their presence and we got to know….thanks for information on RSS flood relief missions of previous years…..

    • Main Stream Media* There! FTFY 😊
      B) There’s no confirmation that they were “involved in various flood-relief missions previously”, let alone all: They just confirmed the Gujarat one. A supposedly fully-veg state, erstwhile part of Saurashtra empire.
      C) Are you referring to ThePrint® as some “mainstream media” outlet, for whatever odd reason? Well, lemme correct you on this — as well: They aren’t. They are an alternate-media outlet.

  4. I have searched the page of vishwa semvad kendra gujarat….I went july29,2017 there is no such post with the statements with these pics…such a attention seeking news paper!!

  5. Those who want to help are most welcome to do it….no person in Kerala is judged by their religion and those who want to believe that Kerala can be divided in the name of religion are sadly mistaken….Hindus Muslims and Christians will stand united and will fight for Kerala to be above petty religion biased evil.

  6. Ok.. those images were from Gujarat.. but the verified RSS handle has given authentic pics from Kerala right.. so why do you give this kind of title which says it’s just a hoax.. can’t you guys stop being a**holes.. RSS has helped and that’s the end of the story.. you could have mentioned about the hoax images in your story.. not in the headline..

    • A) It’s not “verified RSS handle”. It’s just a “Friends of RSS” handle, whilst RSS have a handle of their own.
      B) And the goal of the article was to debunk the politico-ideological toxicity spread by vermins who happen to be your ideological-compatriots. Other stories on the Kerala floods, including relief-works: Can be found elsewhere on the website if you’re genuinely willing to look for it.
      C) Speaking of, why so testy? Are you a “Swayamsevaka” yourself? If so, why are you not on-the-spot in Kerala?

  7. the print and yellow journalism is spreading hatred against majoritorian , BJP and RSS with propoganda.. but thanks for telling there were every where in every disaster to help . I pitty on the reporter and all yellow journalist who has become terrorist to this nation.

  8. so, what’s your point? Either way RSS is helping the flood victims in multiple parts of the country. The intent is the help provided. Maybe the picture is misplaced, but not the action. You guys need a life and a job

    • It’s perhaps you who is lifeless or..

      …At Best, just born yesterday?

      To deign spelling it out for you: Captions claiming to be showing “Swayamsevakas” working in uniquely-challenging conditions when that ain’t what occurred. They claimed they’re the only relief-group working and there’s no PFI, no other outfit — none! When this is just-another good ol’, same ol’ commissioning-of-facts.
      Ohhh.. Wait!
      You didn’t have Good Faith to begin with?
      Colour me unsurprised.

  9. your such a pathetic paper to have this published .. Such shallow mindset .. When a state is going through a crisis … you have the spine to put up such a insensitive topic….

    IN Kerala for your information, noone in kerala unlike other states differ people by their religion… and will never do differentiate and thats because they have education .. unlike the pathetic journalist sitting behind the desk of THEPRINT and typing any crap…

    be a HUMAN first then follow your RELIGION!

  10. The pic may be from Gujarat but ur headline suggests no help is provided by RSS for flood relief whereas in reality they have as u have clarified further in ur articles. Stop putting up headlines to create drama and increase ur viewership. Concentrate on giving reliable news.

    • The pic may be from Gujarat? Actually from Gujarat and not may be. If RSS are honest in helping poor other than these fake images then the would not be a single conversion from hindus to other religion. Please think mam, we have more land, more count, more shop bound to temple, more money, more valuable Idols and jewels in hindu temple than in other? where all those money going? who had robbed ~7000 Hindu temple idols in recent years? why the IG who found the lost idol in Gujarat was changed? Please google for Fact.

    • If you interpreted the headline meant that: Then that’s your own perogative!

      I didn’t.

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