A picture of a young woman wearing a hijab (headscarf) and holding a placard in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is photoshopped.
The original photo was taken at the University of Mary Washington, and dates back to at least 2012.
The photoshopped image was posted on Facebook by one Satinder Mehra on a public group ‘Pappu ke Rajnaitik Vyang’.
The text on the placard in Hindi reads, “If Modi wanted to fill his own house, he could have done that just by being a CM. He loves the country, not the position.” (Translated from Hindi text – मोदी को अपना घर भरना होता तो वह १३ साल गुजरात का CM रह कर भर लेता| उसे खुर्सी से नहीं, देश से प्रेम है १०० % सत्य )
The photoshopped image received 300 shares and attracted comments with many agreeing with the placard.
The logo of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been superimposed on the woman’s jacket.
A Google reverse image search led us to the original image.
The picture is part of a campaign against stereotypes on campus, that happened at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. A blog by the name One Beauty Of Islam had posted all the pictures from the campaign and had written that, ‘Mary Washington’s Islamic Student Association was inspired to launch a campaign against stereotyping and judging.’
The original image has, “I’m a Muslim but I’m not Arab” written on it. The placard also has, “DON’T STEREOTYPE ME UMW INA CAMPAIGN” written in block letters.
AFP Factcheck also debunked the photoshopped picture.
BOOM found that the same text has been on social media since 2017.
@narendramodi उसे अपना घर भरना होता तो वह 13 साल गुजरात का CM रह कर भर लेता।— jitendra jain (@jitjain1985) December 19, 2017
उसे कुर्सी से प्रेम नहीं है सिर्फ अपने देश से प्रेम है…
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