Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi after India crossed the 100 crore (1 billion) COVID-19 vaccine mark. Following this, a picture of a woman making a crude gesture at Mr. Modi went viral on social media. It is being claimed that a healthcare worker at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital was disrespectful towards the PM during his visit.

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Fact Check

The image is morphed.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the original photo tweeted by news agency ANI. The tweet reads, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a thumbs up to healthcare workers at Delhi's RML Hospital today morning as India crosses one billion COVID19 vaccinations."

Here, the woman is not making a crude gesture but simply touching the glass with her hand. We compared the original image and the viral image and noticed the difference.


The same image was also tweeted by Home minister Amit Shah and media outlet Jagran.

Clearly, the viral image is morphed. The woman is not making a crude gesture at Mr. Modi. Thus, the claim is false.


Claim Review :   Photo shows a healthcare worker at Delhis RML Hospital making a crude gesture at Narendra Modi.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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