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No! The govt hasn’t announced holiday after Jaitley’s demise


Following the demise of Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley, a message attributed to the govt of India has been making rounds on WhatsApp according to which the Govt has issued a notice stating that all offices, schools, and other institutions shall remain closed on August 26th as mark of respect for Arun Jaitley.

The viral message read: The Govt. of India announces all offices, schools, and other institutions shall remain closed on 26/08/19, as mark of respect for our dear departed Shri. Arun Jaitley (Hon. Member of Parliament & former Finance Minister)”

We found the same notice being circulated on Facebook as well;

Fact Check

The team of fact-checkers at NewsMobile checked the above message and found it to be FALSE.

Govt sources told NewsMobile that there has been no such notice circulated by the Govt of India.

Hence, the above viral information circulated on WhatsApp is falsely attributed to the Govt of India.

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