Edited Photo Abusing Hindus Shared to Discredit CAA Protests
The edited picture crops the poster from the centre to create a false impression.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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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