Hyderabad: Social media accounts based in Pakistan and few from Bangladeshi local media channels have been sharing a letter, which shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi for the latter's contribution in making India a 'Hindu Rashtra'.

Fact Check:

The letter dated November 11, 2019, appeared on the letterhead of the Prime Minister also 'thanked' the Bench for 'support during crucial time'. "Hindus will always be grateful to you and your team for your 'compendable' and memorable decision, which will create history for Hindu Rashtra". The letter had a typing error which spells 'commendable' as 'compendable'.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of External affairs condemned the news in his tweet. His tweet states "We strongly condemn those responsible for deliberately spreading such fake and malicious news, to divide communities, create disharmony and undermine friendship between the people of India and Bangladesh".

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said the letter is "fake and malicious" and is intended to "mislead" the people of Bangladesh and instigate "social disharmony" between both neighbouring nations. It also said vested interests are doing this to "deliberately" create misunderstanding about India within Bangladesh.

Several media platforms have reported this news as fake.


Therefore, the claim that Mr Modi has sent a letter to Ranjan Gogoi and his team to congratulate him on Ayodhya verdict is FALSE. There has been no such letter from the PM and this letter has been deliberately spread to raise communal disharmony among people.

UPDATED: April 24, 2020

Claim Review :   PM letter to Chief justice
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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