Two fake images of PM Modi and Rajnath Singh are viral on social media. The fake image featuring Rajnath Singh has him photo-shopped in a still from a film scene where in a police inspector is at a politician’s feet and the politician from the film has been replaced with a photoshopped image of Rajnath Singh. The fake image featuring PM Modi shows him shaking hands with Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed who has been chargesheeted for masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attack carnage and is on NIA’s most wanted list. The original image was that of PM Modi shaking former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s hand.

The two images were posted on Twitter by volunteers/members associated with the Congress party. While Alamgir Rizvi has been listed as a social media volunteer in the NRI team on the Friends of Congress website, Arshad Chisti’s Twitter biography states that he is a IT Cell member with Congress. Even though Alamgir Rizvi was informed multiple times about the image being fake, he failed to delete it for a long time. Eventually, Congress Spokesperson Sanjay Jha retweeted the image while stating, “If this is a true picture, it is just too much. Stunned beyond comprehension.

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At the time of writing, the above two tweets stand deleted. Sanjay Jha also apologised and retracted his retweet upon being informed that the image he had shared was photoshopped.

The original images using which the above two photoshopped images were created can be seen below.

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The fake Rajnath Singh image has been doing the rounds for a while now and was first debunked by SMHoaxSlayer.

The fake Modi-Hafiz Saeed image has been circulating on social media for over one and a half years and has been reported even by main stream media.

Many of those who repeatedly circulate these fake images have been on social media for a long time and are aware of the number of fake images that are circulated for political one-upmanship and still refuse to pre-verify such doubtful images.

If a police officer had really bowed down at the feet of Rajnath Singh, it would have made national news. There is no way that someone as senior as Sanjay Jha wouldn’t have heard of this issue had this really happened. Yet, the “If this is true” narrative was used to share the image. Similarly, if PM Modi had met Hafiz Saeed, it’d be on the front page of not just national dailies but even international newspapers. It doesn’t even need an iota of common sense to figure this out. Yet people keep sharing these fake images without putting in any thought.

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8 Comments on "Fake images of Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi viral on social media"

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anand pandey
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Thanks buddy u guys r there to find the truth behind every news otherwise Indian media is full of false n fake kharbs

Raj Baral
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Whoever is doing such a kind of act, is very disgusting and shameful, whether it’s from BJP or Congress. The person who doesn’t know how to use social media then it is better to left it than seeking an apology. And as well as those who belong to esteemed post and indulge in this kind of act, they are just betraying the society.

Thanks Alt News for your unbiased reporting

cheechee
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not even an apology from Sanjay Jha?
Same people who hounded Niramala despite offering apology for RT.
Why NDTV not asking congress to sack Jha who is following fake news?

cheechee
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Pratik sinha, good cover-up for Jha.
Where his tweet apologizing and to whom?
In fact note the arrogance in “Noted. I will delete…”.

Anant Pandya
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It is time the media took a strong stance against this culture of fakers, and doctored photos. You just don’t know what to believe any more. Legal action and quick jail term is a deterrent.

cheechee
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based on a specific RTI answer NDTV propagating false news for 3 days.
but we hear nothing here.

apnahi to haina

cheechee
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fake news on kichidi orchestrated by entire media.
and no one to blame!?
oh.. ok all the Left on right side buzy covering ‘apna log’

Dr Pramod
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In this era of FAKE NEWS care must be taken before any RT by all users. Be it a common man or a minister. It will take not even a minute to go to altnews.in for fact checking.

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