Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests

The edited picture crops the poster from the centre to create a false impression.

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A picture is being circulated on the internet that shows one of the protesters holding a placard abusing Hindu community.
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The government imposed Section 144 in certain areas of Delhi and suspended internet as massive protests were planned against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital on Thursday, 19 December.

CLAIM

Now, a picture is being circulated on the internet which shows one of the protesters holding a placard abusing the Hindu community.

The placard which is being shared reads, “Hindu Ch****a”.

Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests
(Source: Twitter)

WHAT’S THE TRUTH?

Th claim is false.

The original picture of the poster in question has been edited to give an impression that the protester was abusing the Hindu community, but in reality, the poster simply reads, “Hindu hoon, Ch****a nahi”, which loosely translates to “I am a Hindu, not an ch****a”.

The edited picture crops the poster from the centre to create the false impression.

Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests
(Photo: Aastha Gulati/The Quint)

Clearly, the protesters picture has been edited to target, malign and discredit the protests.

TWITTER USER TARGETS PROTESTER

But the fake news factory doesn’t stop there. A Twitter user with the name ‘The Bong Head’ has now juxtaposed the poster of the man with a Twitter profile of another user in the name of ‘Syed Mohd Yasir’.

The insinuation of this comparison being that the man doesn’t actually belong to the Hindu community. This tweet has received over 3,500 retweets on Twitter.

Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests
(Source: Twitter)

The Quint tried to get in touch with the protester, but weren’t able to. However, a careful look at the picture of the protester and the person seen in the Twitter profile makes it quite clear that the two are not the same person.

Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests
(Source: Aastha Gulati/Twitter/Altered by The Quint)

Further, the Twitter user Syed Mohd Yasir himself tweeted that the protester in the viral image is not him.

(Editor’s Note: The story has been updated to add the profile of the Twitter user which is being circulated identifying him as the protester at Jantar Mantar. We are trying to get in touch with the protester and will update the copy when we hear from him.)

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