Viral Claim: A Video is Rahul Gandhi created a huge buzz across the social media where he referred the Pakistan Based terrorist Masood Azhar as Masood Azhar ji

Facts Check: True

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What is common between Rahul Gandhi and Pakistan? Their love for terrorists. Please note Rahul ji’s reverence for terrorist Masood Azhar - a testimony to #RahulLovesTerrorists

Facts Check Analysis: In a short clip shared by the BJP on the social media and the topic which was the main agenda of the TV house iscussion rooms was that the Congress Icon Rahul Gandhi refered the Jaise Chief as Masood Azhar ji.

JI, is a Hindi popular word used for someone in respect. Smiriti Irani took this all out on the twitter stating “Rahul Loves Terrorists”.

Ani released a 1 min 14 sec, video where Rahul Gandhi can be clearly heard calling Masood Azhar as JI

Rahul Gandhi can be heard calling NSA chief Ajit Doval as Ajit Doval, but Masood Azhar as Masood Azhar JI.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the BJP and calling the media as Bhakt media, trying to move away from the controversy, created by Rahul Gandhi.

The BJP hit back at Rahul Gandhi, replying, You were probably busy playing video games when the whole nation was praying for safe return of hijacked passengers. Do you know that all decisions regarding the hijacking were taken at all-party meet? Remember Latif, handler of Pathankot, released by UPA as "goodwill gesture"?

The news viral in social media is not fake.

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