Hyderabad: A poster is widely being shared on social media claiming that the Tamil Nadu BJP youth has announced flood relief aid to 2000 `genuine' Hindus.

"Who are the real Hindus? Tell those who know the criteria," reads the translation of the viral post.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a keyword search which led us to the verified Twitter account of Vinoj P Selvam, president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Vinoj on November 8, 2021, tweeted a similar poster with the caption: "Tomorrow @annamalai_k will distribute relief to over 2000 families at # harbor, #chennai. Always in the service of the nation. #ChennaiRains #chennaifloods @blsanthosh".

The team noticed that neither in the caption nor in the poster is mentioned flood relief aid to 2000 "genuine Hindus". Meanwhile, the text in the poster roughly translated from Tamil reads: "On behalf of the BJP Youth, flood relief will be provided to 2000 people on November 11, 2021, 3:30 pm at Port Assembly constituency by K. Annamalai IPS, BJP state president and Vinoj P. Selvam, Youth State President BJP in the service of the people today and forever, BJP Youth, Tamil Nadu."

The team also found a similar post tweeted by Bharatiya Janata Youth Morcha on November 08, 2021.

Meanwhile, Vinoj and the official page of BJYM on Twitter had shared the viral poster stating it to be fake and the poster has been morphed.

Vinoj had also shared a comparison of the viral poster and the original poster on November 10, 2021.

The team searched for the account that was mentioned in the tweet on the official BJYM Twitter page and Vinoj. The team found a post by Kannan Sundaram, Editor/Publisher at Kalachuvadu Magazine. He confirmed that he had deleted the post as the image was a hoax.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. Morphed poster of Flood relief being provided to 2000 affected people is being shared as flood relief aid to 2000 `genuine' Hindus.

Claim Review :   Poster of flood relief aid to 2000 genuine Hindus on behalf of the BJP youth
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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