Morphed picture of Kanniyakumari railway station board shared with false claim

A picture of a railway station board with the text 'Tamil Nadu Says Go Back Modi, We Hate You' is viral on social media. Netizens are sharing the picture with the caption, " Tamil Nadu Always says #GoBackModi (sic)."

By Misha Rajani  Published on  28 May 2022 10:16 AM GMT
Morphed picture of Kanniyakumari railway station board shared with false claim

Netizens are sharing the picture with the caption, " Tamil Nadu Always says #GoBackModi (sic)."


FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found an article by Business Insider published in March 2016. The picture carried in the article had the text "Kanyakumari" written over it in three languages. The article gave credited the picture to Ed Hanley, a photographer, who documented his journey on the Dibrugarh-Kanniyakumari Vivek Express, the longest ride in India in 2016.


Hanley documented this journey and shared it on YouTube as well. The video is titled 'Kanyakumari Express Timelapse'. The timestamp at 1:41 shows the original photo.


According to a report by BBC the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari, Vivek Express train crossed India from the northeastern state of Assam to the southernmost town of Kanyakumari. The 85-hour journey is covered over 4,273km.

A picture of the Kanniyakumari railway station board was edited to claim that Chennai is protesting against PM Modi.

Claim Review:A picture of a railway station board with the text 'Tamil Nadu Says Go Back Modi, We Hate You'
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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