Hyderabad: An image of a Muslim boy carrying a placard is widely being shared on social media which reads, "My father has four wives, 25 children and there is a lot of recession under Modi's rule. We are dying of hunger, Modi is responsible for it."

These posts can be seen here, here, and here.

Fact Check

The placard in the viral image is a hoax.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search which led us to a post uploaded on a Facebook page AIMIM Bokaro Jharkhand on 8 January in 2020.

NewsMeter then performed a keyword search which led us to another Facebook page of AIMIM leader Akhtarul Imam where on 2 February 2020. The leader had uploaded a post where a Muslim girl was seen holding a placard with a similar writeup.

We then compared both the images of the boys which shows the differences in the text.

It is therefore evident that the image is a hoax as the text in the placard is morphed.

Claim Review :   Image of a Muslim boy with a message on a placard
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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