Viral Claim: Recently Priyanka Gandhi tweeted “Nauroz Mubarak to all my Kashmiri sisters and brothers”, many claim it is not a New Year Greeting.

Facts Check: False

Viral News in Social Media Twitter / Facebook / WhatsApp / Others Examples:

Nauroz Mubarak to all my Kashmiri sisters and brothers!! Despite my mother’s “don’t forget to make the thali” messages, I had no time to make my thaali yesterday but came home after road show and found it placed on the dining table. How sweet are mom’s?

Facts Check Analysis:  Soon after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted the message of New Year to the Kashmiri  Pandits, many trained their guns towards her, telling her of inventing a new word on the social media.

Tarek Fatah tweeted “Dear @PriyankaGandhi, 'Nauroz' was celebrated last month. The Kashmiri new year's day is celebrated today is 'Navreh'.”

The Kashmiri Pandits' New Year is called "Navreh", not "Nauroz". Navreh does include making "Thalis" with dishes full of the pictorial food items) 

Indeed Priyanka was trolled for wishing the Parsi New year to Kashmiri Pandits. Nauroz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by Parsis across the world. The Kashmir New Year is called "Navreh". Looks like she has mixed the two festivals the Kashmiri New Year with the Iranian New Year celebrated by Parsis across the world. 

Nauroz Mubarak = Nauroz or Nawroz is the name of the Parsi New Year which was celebrated in March.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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