Fact Check: Picture showing tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar shared by politicians is morphed

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On occasion of 74th Independence Day, a picture of Indian Tricolor flying high at the Clock Tower in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk is being circulated on social media. The post has gone viral and many people have shared the same picture, some even with a ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ caption to show how times have changed.

The same post was shared by BJP leader Kapil Mishra (archive) and BJP MPs Kirron Kher (archive) and BJP MP and party’s Ladakh president Jamyang Tsering namgyal as well.


NewsMobile fact checked the post and found it to be morphed.
We noticed that in the picture, the image quality of the flag was different from the rest of the image, which raised the first red flag.
We then put the picture through Reverse Image Search and found the same picture sans flag in a blog post dated July 11, 2010.

In the original picture, no flag is visible in the picture.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the picture is morphed.

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