HYDERABAD: An image of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers providing relief material is viral on social media. Users claim that this is from the recent Uttarakhand glacier burst tragedy.

The claim reads, "#RSS volunteers helping peoples in Uttarakhand glacier burst tragedy (sic)."

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NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a blog post from 2013 that carried the same image with the title, "Day-12: RSS Relief Works at Uttarakhand – A Report in Brief; Needs more helping hands".

The article states that the RSS team had approximately 5000 volunteers and a total of 15 centers. They helped the people of Uttarakhand during the 2013 floods.


We then searched on Google with the keywords, 'RSS helping in Uttarakhand 2013' and found the same image on another website called India Documents with the title, "

ROLE OF RSS (SANGH) SWAYAMSEVAKS IN UTTARAKHAND FLOODING DISASTER MANAGEMENT'' (sic). The article focuses on the help provided by RSS in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.


Evidently, an old image from 2013 is shared with the false claim that RSS volunteers are supplying relief material to people after the Uttarakhand glacier burst tragedy.

Claim Review :   RSS relief work glacier burst tragedy
Claimed By :  Twitter 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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