Fact Check: Photo Of Man Urinating On Wall With Trump, Modi Murals Is Fake

The photo is a doctored version of an image that only shows the murals of Trump and Modi

India   |   21 Feb 2020 11:15 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-04-26T15:33:25+05:30
Editor : Bharat Nayak | By : Aditi Chattopadhyay
Fact Check: Photo Of Man Urinating On Wall With Trump, Modi Murals Is Fake

US President Donald Trump, accompanied by wife Melania Trump, will visit India on February 24 and 25. On the first day of his visit, Trump will visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat.

A 500 meter long and four feet tall brick wall has been erected in Ahmedabad's Sardarnagar, to block the view of a slum area which is inhabited by more than 2,000 people.

Besides hiding India's poverty, the walls are also being painted with pictures of President Trump alongside PM Modi with welcome messages written on it.

Doctored images of the paintings on the wall built for Trump have gone viral on social media. In one of the images, a man is seen urinating on a wall with a mural of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, completely ignoring a prohibitory message written on it.

The other image shows messages prohibiting spitting and urinating on the premises, painted on the wall.


Some of the wall photos also come with photos of what it could be hiding.

Claim:

A man is urinating on the wall with murals of PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

Morphed image falsely shared to depict Man urinating on a mural of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump.

The man who is apparently seen urinating on the wall is a part of another photo and has been morphed from the original image. 'Man urinating India' on Google Image search led to a Youtube video titled 'Delhi Metro Walls have become the famous Peeing destination for Delhiites'.

The second image which shows messages painted on the wall is also fake. There are no messages on the wall only the murals. Also, the image of the slum claimed to be from Ahmedabad behind the wall is from Mumbai. A Google reverse search of the image posted by handle @SalmanNizami_ traces it back to slums in Mumbai's Dharavi. Some of the users have also pointed the same in the comments section of the twitter user.

Therefore It can be confirmed that the morphed image was shared to falsely depict a man urinating on the wall with murals of PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

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Also Read: 7 Unusual Things India Is Doing Ahead Of "Brief But Intense" Trump Visit

Claim Review :  Photos of man urinating on wall with mural of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump
Claimed By :  Twitter Posts
Fact Check :  False
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