Poster at Priyanka’s Dharna Calls for a ‘Muslim India’? Fake Alert

The slogan written on the poster actually read, “Lathi-goli nahi rozgaar-roti do.” 

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Screenshot of the tweet which shows a poster that read: “Remove the CAB, make this country a Muslim nation”, at Priyanka Gandhi’s Dharna.
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sat on a dharna, in a show of solidarity with the students protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at India Gate on 16 December. Thereafter, an image has been going viral on social media in which one of the posters read: “Remove the CAB, make this country a Muslim nation.”

The picture has been shared with the claim that Priyanka Gandhi is supporting to make India a Muslim country. The tweet reads, “So @priyankagandhi
comes out in Support for making India a muslim country. Shameful.” (Sic)

Screenshot of the tweet.
Screenshot of the tweet.
(Photo Courtesy: Vikash Singh/Twitter)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The Quint can confirm that the image circulated has been morphed. The slogan written on the poster actually read, “Lathi-goli nahi rozgaar-roti do.” [Translation: Do not give us sticks and bullets. Give us employment and food].

We did not find the exact same picture, but we found multiple similar pictures which showed the actual writings written on the poster. When compared, the similar pictures showed the same people sitting with Priyanka as seen on the viral picture.

One such picture used by The Print clearly showed that the poster held by the woman sitting behind Priyanka read, “Lathi-goli nahi, rozgaar-roti do.”

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at India Gate.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at India Gate.
(Photo Courtesy: The Print)

Below is a side by side comparison of the two pictures.

Side by side comparison of the two pictures.
Side by side comparison of the two pictures.
(Photo Courtesy: Altered by The Quint)

An image shared by PTI of that day’s sit-in protest clearly shows that the slogan in the poster read: “Lathi-goli nahi, rozgaar-roti do.”

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a sit-in protest at the India Gate.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a sit-in protest at the India Gate.
(Photo: PTI)

The Quint also featured a live video on its Facebook page when the sit-in protest took place on 16 December. One can see in the whole video that none of the protesters held the poster which is going viral on social media.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal, AK Antony, PL Punia, Ahmed Patel, and other Congress leaders sit on...

Posted by The Quint on Monday, December 16, 2019

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