A picture of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in shorts is going viral with a claim that he is attending an RSS meeting in the uniform
“बहोत मुश्किल से फोटो मिला है ये नेहरूजी RSS की शाखा में खड़े है ! अब बता भी दो की क्या नेहरू भी भगवाआतंकी थे ? ” the text on the post read.
When NewsMobile team fact-checked the viral post, we found that this post is a hoax.
We found this picture, where the caption in the picture can be seen more clearly. On further research, we found out that the text is written in Marathi. It read, “: पं जवाहरलाल नेहरू आणि इतर नैते…१९३९ साली उतर प्रदेशयातील नैनी येथील”
(Translation – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with other leaders in 1939 in Naini Uttar Pradesh)
The other thing we noticed in the picture is the cap. In the picture, Nehru is wearing a white cap.
RSS introduced its uniform in 1925 that comprised of Khaki shirt and shorts with black cap and military- style, ankle length black boots. The black cap is still a part of their uniform.
This proves that he is not wearing an RSS uniform.
On further investigation, we found out that Nehru was attending a session of the Seva Dal. In 1924, Seva Dal was established as the Hindustan Seva Mandal under Pt Nehru.
In 1924,Seva Dal was established as the Hindustan Seva Mandal under Pt Nehru.https://t.co/jwoKNy941r pic.twitter.com/RdFgPVLsQX
— Congress (@INCIndia) May 4, 2016
This proves that the viral post is a hoax and should not be shared further.
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