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Pictures of old notes are going viral on social media. With these pictures, it is being claimed that notes with Gandhi's picture were imposed on the country after 1996.

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News Claim: Pictures of old notes are going viral on social media. With these pictures, it is being claimed that notes with Gandhi's picture were imposed on the country after 1996. Before 1996, instead of Gandhi, the notes used to have Ashoka Pillar on them. In the viral photos, Rs 1 to Rs 100 notes have been shown and they have the photo of Ashoka Pillar in place of Mahatma Gandhi.

News Verification: According to the news of India Today, this claim has been described as misleading. The picture of Mahatma Gandhi started appearing on the notes long before 1996 and his photo did not replace the Ashoka Pillar. India Today in its investigation cited a 2018 article in the New Indian Express, which said that Mahatma Gandhi's picture was first printed on notes in 1969.

News Verdict ayupp.com: The claim of the viral message is completely false. Gandhi's picture had appeared on the notes in 1969 itself.



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