Has PM Modi Banned Liquor in India? No, It’s a Morphed Image

Relax guys! Narendra Modi has not banned liquor in India.

Updated09 Oct 2019, 05:51 AM IST
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CLAIM

A viral image of a still from Aaj Tak channel claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has banned liquor in India. The text in the viral image reads: ‘आज रात से पूरे भारत में शराब बंद

(Translation: Liquor banned in India from tonight)

Several social media users have shared the viral image on Facebook and Twitter.

The Screenshot of viral claim on Facebook.
The Screenshot of viral claim on Facebook.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Screenshot)

The Quint received a query about the claims on the same image via its WhatsApp helpline as well.

TRUE OR FALSE?

The claim made in the viral image is false. No such information was aired on Aaj Tak channel. The original still, which is from December 2016 when Narendra Modi was addressing the nation for the second time after demonetisation, has been morphed to spread a false narrative.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

A reverse image search on Yandex revealed that the snapshot of PM Modi is from 31 December 2016. He had addressed the nation on that day for the second time after demonetisation was announced on 8 November 2016.

A subsequent search on Google with the keywords ‘मोदी,’ ‘नोटबंदी’ and ‘आज तक’ (Translation: ‘Modi,’ ‘Note bandi’ and ‘Aaj Tak’) led to an Aaj Tak report that had the original still of the bulletin that was aired on the channel.

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Published: 29 May 2019, 07:29 AM IST
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