Hyderabad: Two images showing the UK-based Khalsa Aid providing relief materials in Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir has gone viral on social media with the claim that the organization is helping victims of the Uttarakhand flash flood.

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Fact Check:

Image 1:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the same image in reports by News18 and India Times from 2018. The Khalsa Aid, along with the Jammu Kashmir Sikh Professionals (JKSP), responded to the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir flood and supported the relief work by initiating two projects.

We also found the same image on Khalsa Aid International's Facebook page from February 2015 with the caption, "We SALUTE the Khalsa Aid and JKSP volunteers who were the first on the ground helping in the Kashmir floods last year (sic)."

Image 2:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a tweet by Khalsa Aid from October 2019. It said the team had reached Patna, Bihar, and delivered emergency aid as well as carried out further assessments of the flood-affected areas.

While it is true that volunteers of Khalsa Aid helped the Uttarakhand floods victims, the viral images are old and not related to the Uttarakhand tragedy. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Photos of Khalsa Aid’s relief work in Uttarakhand flash flood aid
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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