An image showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrounded by the world leaders is doing the rounds on social media. A Facebook page, JAY MODIRAJ (“जय मोदीराज”) posted the image along with the caption, ““Friends जरा इस फोटो को गौर से देखिये, भारत के इतिहास में क्या यह दृश्य देखने को आपकी आँखें तरस गई होंगी” (Friends, look at this photo carefully, it is the scene your eyes were desperately waiting to witness in Indian history).
This Facebook page has more than 12 lakh followers and the post has already been shared more than 5000 times and liked more than 8500 times.
This is not the first time that this image has been circulated.
Earlier on April 26, 2017, the same image was circulated on Facebook with the same text.
On July 16, 2017, this image was again seen doing the rounds with a different caption, “आप देख रहे है अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पे भारत की इज्जत को चार चाँद लगा दिए मोदीजी ने उनको सादर नमन: और जिनको मिर्ची लगी हो वो कृपा इस पोस्ट से दूर रहे” (You can see how the respect for India has been enhanced on the international stage due to Modiji. Best regards to him and those who are jealous should remain away from this post).
However, this image is nothing but a mere product of photoshop.
Not just Modi, other world leaders have also been shown on the same seat.
An article by Alt News shows the same image being photoshopped with images of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un being put in the middle.
The original image belongs to Getty Images, an American stock photo agency which shows the chair in the center to be empty.
It was captioned, “President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) talks with US President Donald Trump (L), accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu (2nd R), during a session within the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 07, 2017.”
As much as bhakts try to circulate fake and photoshopped images, they will always be busted by credible sources, this time by Alt News.