A photograph of a young woman displaying a placard that allegedly reads in Bengali, “I will take off my saree and clothes but will not produce documents. NONRCCAANPR,” has been shared on social media.

[Translated from: শাড়ি কাপড় খুলে দেবো তাও Dpcoments দেবো না, NONRCCAANPR]

Twitter user Abhijit Basak who identifies as IT cell in-charge of BJP North Kolkata tweeted the photograph and questioned, “Are they so afraid because they are illegitimate children of illegal fathers?” The rest of the tweet targets people following a Leftist ideology.

The image has also been shared on Facebook.

Morphed image

Alt News reverse-searched the image on Google with the keywords ‘documents nonrccaanpr’ and was led to the Facebook page of Kolkata Pride. Upon rummaging through the photos uploaded by the page, we found another photo where the same woman is holding a similar placard. One of the comments had tagged one Dipanwita Paul.

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Posted by Kolkata Pride on Tuesday, 7 January 2020


Paul had shared the original image on January 10, 2020. She clarified in a post that her image was morphed. She shared both the morphed and original image in her post.

আসলে ধর্ষকের চোখ তো, স্বাভাবিকভাবেই “না” কে “হ্যাঁ” দেখেছে। ভারতে CAA-NRC-NPR বিরোধী আন্দোলনের অনেক আগে থেকেই এদেশের…

Posted by Dipanwita Paul on Sunday, 10 January 2021

The phrase ‘খুলবো না (will not take off)’ has been morphed to ‘খুলে দেবো (will take off)’ and the image has been cropped to remove ‘NOTGBILL’ which is a reference to the Transgender Persons’ (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 which was passed in the parliament in November 2019. The part which has been morphed is highlighted in green below. As evident, while the placard is handwritten, the morphed text is digital.

A photograph of a woman holding a placard against the CItizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Transgender Rights Bill was therefore morphed to portray that the placard read, “Will take off my clothes and saree but not show documents”.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.