Fact Check: Did Abu Dhabi's crown prince wear saffron garment to meet Modi?

A post about Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed is viral on social media.

By Shimron Diana  Published on  13 Sep 2021 1:19 PM GMT
Fact Check: Did Abu Dhabis crown prince wear saffron garment to meet Modi?

Hyderabad: A post about Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed is viral on social media.

"The man himself does not wear a cap but comes wearing saffron to the Sheikhs. Jai Shri Ram. Wait, with such love, we make the dream of United India come true without firing a bullet" reads a Facebook post.

We also found another tweet with a similar claim. "Jai ho Modi ji, Arab ke Sheikho ko bhi bhagva mai kar diya" which in English translation means, "Hail Modi Ji, he had made the Prince of Arab wear saffron clothes," reads the post.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. The image is morphed and looks photo shopped.

Firstly, News Meter conducted a reverse image search and came across a similar picture that was posted in 2019. However, the Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed was not found wearing the saffron garment in the original image as portrayed in the virally circulated image. Hence it is clearly evident that the image is photo-shopped.

In an article by the National News UAE, a similar image was posted. The article was published in 2019.

In an article by orissadiary.com, a similar image was posted and the article was published in 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed spoke on regional developments and agreed that there is no place for terrorism and extremism in the world. They emphasized the importance of standing with the global community against such force.

This news was reported in an article by News Track

The news about the meet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed recently was also reported in an article by the Republic world.

Secondly, we also came across a tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Humbled to be conferred the 'Order of Zayed' a short while ago. More than an individual, this award is for India's cultural ethos and is dedicated to 130 crore Indians. I thank the UAE Government for this honour," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the tweet, we find a similar image to the one virally sent across except that the saffron robe was photoshopped.

We also came across another YouTube video with visuals similar to the image sent across and this video was posted two years ago.


Conclusion: Hence the claim is false. The viral image is morphed and looks photoshopped.

Claim Review:A Facebook post with the claim, “The man himself does not wear a cap but comes wearing saffron to the Sheikhs. Jai Shri Ram. Wait, with such love, we make the dream of United India come true without firing a bullet.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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