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Fact Check: Photoshopped image of Prime Minister Modi is going viral

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: August 27, 2019

New Delhi (Team Vishvas): A picture is going viral on social media in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be seen walking with Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority Chairman, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak. In the viral picture, Prime Minister Modi can be seen wearing UAE’s famous regional headgear keffiyeh.

The post claims that PM Modi wore this keffiyeh on his head in the UAE. When we investigated, we found that this claim is false. With the help of editing tools, Modi’s picture has been tampered with and this keffiyeh was pasted on the original photo. The real picture is of 24 August when Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak welcomed the Indian Prime Minister and his delegation at the Presidential Terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport. PM Modi did not wear anything on his head in the real picture.

CLAIM

In the viral picture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be seen walking with Abu Dhabi’s Executive Affairs Authority Chairman, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak. In the viral picture, Prime Minister Modi can be seen wearing UAE’s famous regional headgear keffiyeh. The post claimed, “Muslim skullcaps are forbidden in India but not in the UAE”.

FACT CHECK

To start our investigation, we searched this image on Google reverse image. We found this picture on all the big news websites. But the difference was that Modi did not wear anything on his head in the photo used on these websites. The man accompanying PM Modi in the photograph is Khaloon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, who welcomed the Indian Prime Minister and the accompanying delegation at the Presidential Terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

We also found this picture on Dainik Jagran’s website.

You can see the difference between the two pictures below.

Let us tell you that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a tri-nation visit last week. He visited France, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain from Aug 22-Aug 26. Meanwhile, this picture was taken when he reached the UAE on 24 August.

This original picture was first posted from the verified Twitter handle of Prime Minister Modi, which was later edited by mischievous elements using editing tools like Photoshop.

For more clarification, we spoke with BJP’s IT in-charge Amit Malviya, who described it as a work of mischievous elements.

The post was shared by a Facebook page called Voice of Muslim. This page has a total of 46,265 followers.

Conclusion: We investigated and found that this claim is false. With the help of editing tools, Modi’s picture has been tampered with and this keffiyeh was pasted on the original photo. The real picture is of 24 August when Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak welcomed the Prime Minister Modi and his delegation at the Presidential Terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport. PM Modi did not wear anything on his head in the real picture.

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  • Claim Review : PM Modi wore keffiyeh on his head in the UAE
  • Claimed By : AIMIM Bharuch Gujarat
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