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Fact-Check: This Photo of PM Narendra Modi Wearing a Skullcap Is Edited

The photo shows PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of an Arabic academy in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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A photograph showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a skullcap is being shared on social media calling him "Modi-uddin" to take a dig at the leader.

The photo shows PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of an Arabic academy in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

An archive of this tweet can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

(Archives of posts with the same claim on social media can be seen here, here and here.)

But...?: The photograph has been edited to include a skullcap.

  • We found the original one on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's verified Twitter account.

  • The photo shows PM Modi at the inauguration of the Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah campus – an Arabic academy – in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 10 February 2023.

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How did we find out?: We ran a reverse image search on the viral photo.

  • This led us to a tweet dated 10 February 2023 on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's verified Twitter account, which carried four photos, including the one in the viral claim.

  • It mentioned that the photo showed Modi at the inauguration of the Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah campus in Mumbai, Maharashtra, along with the Dawoodi Bohra community.

  • The Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah is an Arabic educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslims, according to its website.

  • Here, PM Modi can be seen standing without a skullcap.(Note: Move the slider to see the edited and unedited versions of the photo.)

  • The same photo was also shared in a Times of India article related to the academy's inauguration by the Prime Minister.

Conclusion: An edited photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah campus in Mumbai is being shared to claim that he wore a skullcap.

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