HYDERABAD: On October 13, 2021, former CBI director M. Nageswara Rao tweeted a picture of a woman holding a green placard.

"Till date, Shias and Sunnis could not become brothers. And some foolish Hindus think that Hindus and Muslims can be brothers (sic)," reads the translation of the message.

https://twitter.com/MNageswarRaoIPS/status/1448177290991394823?s=20 (archive)


FACT CHECK:

The image is morphed.

It is quite obvious that the image is morphed as the text has been poorly edited and blurred out.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a blog post 'The Beauty of Islam' that carried the original image. The image is from a 2012 anti-discrimination campaign at the University of Mary Washington's Islamic Student Association. The original placard reads, "I am Muslim but I am not Arab. Don't Stereotype Me - UMW ISA Campaign."

The same image was also carried in another blog post 'Islam Itaku' and the image is titled, "I'm a Muslim, but I'm Not Arab."

http://islam-ituaku.blogspot.com/2012/05/don-stereotype-me-umw-2012-campaign.html

http://1beautyofislam.blogspot.com/2012/05/dont-stereotype-me-umw-2012-campaign.html


Evidently, the image is morphed and is falsely shared with communal overtones.

Claim Review :   Image shows placard carrying communal tone that suggests Hindus and Muslims do not have a sense of brotherhood.
Claimed By :  Former Director at CBI M. Nageswara Rao IPS
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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