A photograph of an angry mob, wearing saffron scarves and carrying swords, attacking a person has gone viral on social media, along with the claim that the RSS is a terrorist organisation that is controlling the government.
The RSS are terrorists. They’ve always been so. Now they control the government in #India 🇮🇳
Prophet (PBUH) said, "Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection." [Bukhari] pic.twitter.com/zggz4btAp9
— Ayaan Nafi (@AyaanNafi) April 18, 2020
Similar photos with similar claims have also been shared on social media.
— عبدالرحمن النصار (@alnassar_kw) April 17, 2020
According to IMDB, Parzania stars Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika in lead roles and traces the journey of the Pithawala family in trying to locate their son during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
We also found that this image has been used by the Indian Express in a report about nine Bollywood movies that portrayed Hindu-Muslim tension.
NewsMeter also checked the CIA’s list of terrorist groups operating in various countries and did not find RSS on the list.
Hence, the viral photograph does not show RSS members attacking a man. It is an image taken from a Bollywood movie.