A picture of a new Australian PM Anthony Albanese wearing a Vishwa Hindu Parisad (VHP) scarf is getting viral on social media sites. It is being claimed that the new PM is showing his support to the Vishwa Hindu Parisad (VHP) by wearing the scarf after joining the office.
A collage of two pictures is getting viral on social media. In the first image, a tweet of journalist Ayub Rana is shown which states, “Breath Australia.” With a red heart. The screenshot was followed by a caption stating, “Rana Ayyub celebrating regime change in Australia since previous Govt. islamophobic for her”.
In the second image, Albanese is seen wearing a saffron-colored scarf with tha caption that reads, “Meanwhile new PM of Australia is wearing scarf of VHP”.
Many Social media users shared this collage.
When we reverse searched the image we found that the image we found that the image is of 7th may. When Albanese, along with other Labour Party leaders, visited the Hindu Council of Australia.
The same viral picture along with many other pictures from that day are shared by him on his official Twitter handle with the caption that writes, “with the caption, “A warm reception in Parramatta tonight with leaders from the Hindu faith and subcontinental communities.”
A warm reception in Parramatta tonight with leaders from the Hindu faith and subcontinental communities. pic.twitter.com/6m79gzXhDz
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) May 6, 2022
The Hindu Council of Australia also tweeted about the same event from its official account.
Q and A session with Labor leaders at meet and greet by Hindu Council Australia
— Hindu Council of Australia (@HinduCouncilAu) May 7, 2022
ABC News published an article with the headline “Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese pictured wearing scarves bearing symbol used by Hindu ultra-nationalist group VHP India.”
The video is getting viral with the misleading claim.
Claim Review: a viral picture of a new Australian PM wearing a Vishwa Hindu Parishad scarf.
Claimed by: social media users.
Fact Check: Misleading