“जिन्हे था इंकार कभी टोपी से किसी दौर में। मस्जिद के अंदर नजर आये वो साहेब इंदौर में।” (Someone who had an issue with (skull)cap was seen inside a mosque in Indore -translated). Jignesh Mevani, an independent MLA from Gujarat, tweeted an image of PM Narendra Modi wearing a skull cap on September 16, 2018 along with the aforementioned text. The tweet has now been deleted as it turned out to be a morphed image. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Indore on Friday to attend Ashara Mubaraka, an event to commemorate the death anniversary of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussain.

A Facebook user had also shared the same image with a similar claim. It had been shared more than 2700 times at the time of writing.

जिने था इंकार कभी टोपी से किसी दौर में।
मस्जिद के अंदर नजर आये वो #साहेब इंदौर में @ 😝

ओहो अब तो साहेब हिंदू ना रहे अब उन हिंदुत्व के ठेकेदारों के हिदुत्व का क्या होगा माईबाप तो अब्बू हो गए 😜😜😜😜😜😜😜

Posted by Vandana Gupta on Friday, 14 September 2018

One of the images has also been posted by the page I Support Ravish Kumar NDTV which has over 550,000 followers. The post has been shared close to 8000 times so far.

क्या से क्या हो गए देखते देखते

Posted by I Am With Ravish Kumar NDTV on Friday, September 14, 2018

Many individuals have shared the same image on Facebook and Twitter.

Photoshopped Images

Alt News had found this widely shared image to be photoshopped and had shared the facts on social media.

Yet another photoshopped image pertaining to the same event was also circulated on social media.

The spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mufaddal felicitated the Prime Minister at Saifee Mosque in the city.

Jignesh Mevani, a vocal critic of BJP, had shared a photoshopped image of UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Sri Sri in the past as well.

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Jignesh is a writer and researcher at Alt News. He has a knack for visual investigation with a major interest in fact-checking videos and images. He has completed his Masters in Journalism from Gujarat University.