Doctored advert does not show 'Delhi chief minister asking citizens to donate coal' following shortage

Published on 22/10/2021 at 13:46

An image of a full-page newspaper advert has been shared repeatedly online purporting to show Delhi’s chief minister urgently asking people to donate coal as India faces an energy crisis. The social media posts circulated following shortages that have led to power outages in several Indian states. The claim is false: the image has been doctored from an advert published by the Hindi media outlet Hindustan. The original image shows an advert offering financial assistance to families whose loved ones died after contracting Covid-19.