Amit Shah did not visit Kolkata's red-light area, viral image is fake

Users claim that Shah visited Kolkata's red-light area at Sonagachi. The image has been edited and shared with false...

By Misha Rajani  Published on  14 April 2021 10:30 AM GMT
Amit Shah did not visit Kolkatas red-light area, viral image is fake

HYDERABAD: An image of Home Minister Amit Shah walking beside a poster that reads, 'Room Number 13 Savita Rani Sonagachi', is viral on social media.

Users claim that Shah visited Kolkata's red-light area at Sonagachi.


The image has been edited and shared with false claims as the original picture does not include the details of the address on the wall. It was taken during his door to door campaign in Bhowanipore (West Bengal), for Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rudranil Ghosh.

FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the original image in a tweet by Amit Shah on April 9. Shah states that the images in the tweet were from Bhabanipur's door-to-door campaign. In the original image the poster that reads 'Room Number 13 Savita Rani Sonagachi' is missing. This indicates that the viral image has been morphed.

Below is a comparison of the viral and original image.


Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a door-to-door campaign in Bhawanipur of Kolkata, ahead of the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election.

Images from this campaign were morphed and posted on social media with false claims that Shah visited Kolkata's red-light area.

Thus, the claim is false.


Claim Review:Amit Shah visit Kolkata’s red-light area
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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