Hyderabad: An image of PM Narendra Modi offering chadar and garland at a Dargah is viral on social media.

"I am surprised to see you Ghalib in the mosque, What has happened that you remembered Abba (sic)," reads the caption.


In the viral image, we can also see the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.


Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search of the viral image. We found the image was being shared even in 2019.


NewsMeter then found reports published by NDTV and Udayavani on June 28, 2018.

According to both of these reports, PM Narendra Modi who along with UP CM Yogi visited the 'samadhi' of Kabir Das which is located in Maghar, Sant Kabir Nagar in UP.

"On the occasion of the 500th death anniversary of Sant Kabir, PM Modi offered Chadar and flowers at his Samadhi. After this, PM laid the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy," a report said.

NewsMeter then found a tweet by news agency ANI UP. The pictures were tweeted on June 28, 2018. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering Chadar at the tomb of Sant Kabir in Maghar," ANI tweeted.

We then found a video uploaded on the official channel of ABP News Hindi on June 28, 2018. In the video, the PM can be seen offering flowers and chadar at the tomb of Kabir Das.

According to the description of the video, "PM Narendra Modi today paid floral tributes at the tomb of great saint and poet Kabirdas at Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district and offered chadar. Today is Kabir's 500th death anniversary. PM Modi will also visit the Sant Kabir cave. He will also unveil a plaque to mark the foundation stone of Kabir Academy."

It is therefore evident that the claim made through the viral post is False. The image dates back to 2018 when PM Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath had visited the 'Samadi' of Sant Kabir Das in Maghar, UP.


Claim Review :   PM Modi and CM Yogi in Mosque
Claimed By :  Social Media User
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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