Image used by Rajesh Pulaskar in 2014 in his blogpost

BJP MP Vijay Goel uses wrong image on Art 370

Amid a hyped spirit over the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel from Delhi has gone a step ahead to put up a poster claiming it to be of a Kashmiri woman in support of it, just in front of his official residence.

Later, he tweeted on August 8, taking an amage of the hoarding and a caption in Hindi that reads:“धारा 370 का जाना तेरा मुस्कराना ” which means “You are in all smiles as article 370 has gone!” See the tweet here:

When Digiteye Team checked for the image in Google Reverse Image, it threw up older photos of the same woman, wearing a pheran and smiling. It has been used prominently on “Zeero Kaata” website of a studio on Kahsmiri jewellery on June 6, 2018.

However, this is not the original owner of the photograph but the original person who had used this picture was Rajesh Pusalkar, a blogger, way back in 2014 in his blog, which can be reached at this link:


In 2014, he wrote about his trip to Kashmir and the photograph of the woman was apparently of not a Kashmiri but of a tourist. It is common for all women tourists to put on pheran that is on lease at studios and give a pose for photos.

Conclusion: Vijay Goel has used an old photo with a caption that never fits the description, making it a fake tweet on the social platform. Our rating of the claim is totally false ?????.

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at or

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