New Delhi, June 6: Since the novel coronavirus lockdown, there is a surge in fake news. Numerous false information are being shared on social media, especially on Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook. In recent, several posts are going viral which says that India will be renamed as "Bharat" from June 15, 2020.

Several Twitter users claimed that from June 15 India will be called "Bharat" across all languages. Many of them attributed the claim to the Supreme Court. "From 15 June, India will be called Bharat in all languages, not India - Supreme Court," a user said in Hindi.

Tweets Claiming That India Will be Called Bharat From June 15:

LatestLY Fact Check Team found that claims going viral on social media is fake. Supreme Court recently rejected a plea for renaming the country from India to Bharat. Hearing a petition, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde told the petitioner that India is already called "Bharat" in the Constitution.

A bench headed by CJI Bobde and comprising of Justices Hrishikesh Roy and AS Bopanna asked the petitioner's counsel, "Why have you come here? India is already called Bharat in the Constitution."

Hence, the claim of Supreme Court ordering India to be called Bharat is false. Netizens are urged not to share any unverified information.

Fact check

India to Be Called 'Bharat' From June 15? Viral Message Claiming The Same on Twitter is Fake, Here's The Fact Check
Claim :

India will be renamed as "Bharat" from June 15, 2020.

Conclusion :

Supreme Court has issued no such order. Hence, the claim of SC ordering India to be called Bharat is false.

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