Fact Check: Banks to seek religious details for KYC? Finance Ministry denies the ‘baseless rumours’

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Amid the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a message started circulating that banks may seek religious details of customers during KYC. Several media houses also carried this report.

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Many users shared the picture of Newspaper clipping along with the message.

 

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false.

Rubbishing the claim, Rajeev Kumar, Secretary, Department of Financial Services in the Finance Ministry asked people to not fall for such rumours.

There is no requirement for #Indian citizens to declare their religion for opening/ existing #Bank account or for #KYC. Do not fall for baseless rumours about any such move by Banks, he tweeted. 

The above information proves that the claim is false.

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