A video is making rounds which claim that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman touching feet of Indian Air Force Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s mother is going viral on social media.
“Nirmala Sitaraman our honourable defence minister touching the feet of Abhinandan’s mother. These are the values that need to be inculcated in our children. It comes by setting an example not asking then to do, ” the caption reads.
When NewsMobile fact-checked this, we found the claim to be false.
The video is of an army event in Dehradun on March 4th, 2019. During the event, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman touched the feet of the mother of a martyred Army jawan as a mark of respect.
The video was shared by BJP MLA from Mussoorie, Ganesh Joshi.
आज @nsitharaman जी ने देहरादून में एक पूर्व सैनिक सम्मेलन में प्रतिभाग किया । जब उत्तराखंड के अमर शहीद अजीत प्रधान,सेना मेडल सम्मानित,की माँ हेम कुमारी जी उनका स्वागत करने पहुँचीं तो निर्मला जी ने तुरंत आगे बढ़ कर उनके पाँव छुए।
This proves that the claim accompanying the video is not true and the lady is not Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s mother.
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