A purported screenshot of 'The New York Times' with a front page story "Indian PM cried" with a picture of crocodile shedding tears, is going viral.

This screenshot has been shared with caption in Hindi: "क्या कहा था? कि मैं देश नहीं झुकने दूंगा,मैं देश नहीं बिकने दूंगा। आज देश बिक भी रहा है और देश झुक भी रहा है। "The New York Times" में छपा भारत के प्रधानमंत्री का रोना लेकिन खास बात ये है कि मोदीजी की फ़ोटो की जग़ह रोते हुए घड़ियाल की फ़ोटो छपी है। #अंतर्राष्ट्रीय_छवि

न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स ने मगरमच्छ की फ़ोटो के साथ छापा है INDIAN PM CRIED इत्ती बड़ी बेइज्जती

लो!अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बेइज़्ज़ती? घड़ियाल का रोते हुए फोटो छापकर बोला: भारत का PM रोया! मतलब घड़ियाली आंसू? अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर? इतनी बड़ी बेइज़्जती! आज अमेरिका में न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स में मोदी ने अपने करतूतों से पूरे विश्व में भारत की इज़्ज़त और हैसियत का मज़ाक बना दिया? 22.5.2021 Rss की चेली ब्राह्मणवादी EVM की नाजायज़ सरकार #EVM_हटाओ_लोकतंत्र_बचाओ


"What was said? That I will not let the country bow down, I will not allow the country to be sold. Today the country is being sold and the country is also bowing down. Indian Prime Minister's cry was published in `The New York Times'. The special thing is that the place of Modiji's photo is the photo of a crying gator. "अंतर्राष्ट्रीय_छवि," reads the English translation.

"New York Times published a photo of a crocodile and said INDIAN PM CRIED. Such an insult," it adds.

"Here you go! An international insult? After printing a photo of a crocodile crying, he said `India's PM cried!' Mean crocodile tears? At the international level? Such a big disgrace! Today in the New York Times in America, Modi made fun of India's dignity and status all over the world with his actions? 22.5.2021 #EVM_हटाओ_लोकतंत्र_बचाओ #ब्राह्मणवाद_हटाओ_देश_बचाओ," it reads


Fact check:

The screenshot shared is NOT the original Front page of The New York Times. The claim that The New York Times published a photo of a crocodile with a headline `Indian PM cried' is FALSE.

The original clipping of the front page of The New York times can be seen here, where we can see that the cover story is on Syria and NOT on Indian PM.


This image of the cover page was first shared by The Daily New York Times @NewYokNewz

@newyoknews account itself shared a comment stating that the image was a Satire.

Here is the comparison of the Original NYT image and the viral image.

Hence, the screenshot shared is NOT the original front page of The New York Times. The claim that NYT published a front-page story insulting Indian PM is FALSE.

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