This meme has been around in several forms for many years.
The Bangalore Mirror "busted" it in 2019.
At a recent political rally, AIMIM chief and MP from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that New Delhi's India Gate has the names of over 95,000 freedom fighters inscribed on it and 65% of those are of Muslims. This has been shared across social media platforms.
The claim is false.
They explain that the inscriptions are not of "freedom fighters" (i.e. those who fought for India's independence - see below), but soldiers who fought in World War I.
Newschecker.in reached a similar conclusion in 2022:
According to the investigation conducted by Newschecker, the India Gate does not commemorate India Freedom Fighters but rather has the names of Indian and British soldiers that died in World War I fighting for the British Army.
Commenters have questioned what "freedom fighter" might mean.
In India, where the meme was shared, freedom fighter refers to those who fought against the British colonial rule, rather than with the British as Allied Forces in World War I.
In 1972, India legally recognised freedom fighters for a special pension. The Pension Scheme documentation explicitly lists a number of movements and mutinies (see Annexure 1) that qualify. No World War I battles are listed.
In 2022, Deccan Herald listed 11 freedom fighters. Each one "spearheaded an uprising against the British" or "helped the tribesmen stand united against the British" or "rose to the position of leader of guerilla troops opposing the British authorities" or similar. None fought with the British in World War I.