This image of Narendra Modi has been doctored
An image shared across multiple Facebook and Twitter posts which claim that it shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a traditional Arab keffiyeh during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The claim is false; the image has been doctored to add the headdress.
Translated, the Hindi-language caption reads: “Another Hindu heart emperor who became a monk in Kedarnath has today become an Arab. Every day is a new drama and a new character.”
Below is a screenshot of the post:
Modi visited the temple in May 2019 to pray while dressed as a monk, as reported here.
The claim is false; the image has been doctored to add the traditional keffiyeh headdress.
The original photograph used in the manipulated image is one of four photos published on Twitter by Modi’s office on the day of his arrival.
The Prime Minister landed in Saudi Arabia a short while ago. pic.twitter.com/l6WSNbsh7U— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2019
Below is a screenshot image of the doctored image in the Facebook post (L) and the original photo published on Twitter (R):
A video of Modi landing in Saudi was posted on Twitter here by Modi’s official Twitter account.