Fact Check: Photos of women in Tricolor headscarves is not from Karnataka

Amidst the hijab row in Karnataka, two photos of young women wearing Tricolor headscarves are going viral on Twitter

By Misha Rajani  Published on  10 Feb 2022 10:29 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photos of women in Tricolor headscarves is not from Karnataka

Hyderabad: Amidst the hijab row in Karnataka, two photos of young women wearing Tricolor headscarves are going viral on Twitter with the claim that these are Karnataka women who were asked to wear the Indian national flag instead of their hijabs.

Twitter users are sharing the photos with the hashtags #HijabIsOurPride, #HijabisOurRight, and #KarnatakaHijabRow.


Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the first photo in an article by the Financial Express from 2018. It said the photo was taken during Independence Day celebrations in Anjuman Islam College, Mumbai.

We found the second photo in an article by The Hindu from 2019. The caption indicates that it was taken in 2019 at the Anjuman-I-Islam college during the Independence Day celebrations. The same photo was shared on The Hindu's Instagram page.

Getty Images has a similar photo with the caption, "Students of Anjuman I Islam College take selfie to celebrate 73rd Independence Day, on August 15, 2019 in Mumbai, India."


A search on YouTube led to a video of the 2019 Independence Day celebrations at Anjuman-I-Islam college. In the video, we can see images of students wearing similar headscarves.


This proves that the photos showing women in Tricolor headscarves are from the Independence Day celebrations at a Mumbai college. It is not linked to the Karnataka hijab row. Thus, the claim that women in Karnataka were asked to wear Tricolor headscarves instead of hijabs is false.

Claim Review:Photos of women wearing Tricolor headscarves instead of hijabs is from Karnataka.
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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