Did Indian PM Narendra Modi wear the traditional Arab Keffiyeh during his visit to Saudi Arabia?

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Did Indian PM Narendra Modi wear the traditional Arab Keffiyeh during his visit to Saudi Arabia?

NEW DELHI - An image shared across multiple Facebook and Twitter posts which claim that it shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a traditional Arab keffiyeh during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The claim is false; the image has been doctored to add the headdress.

This image was published in this link post on October 30, 2019, and it has also been published here link, here link and here link on Facebook and here link on Twitter alongside the same misleading claim.

Translated, the Hindi-language caption reads: “Another Hindu heart emperor who became a monk in Kedarnath has today become an Arab. Every day is a new drama and a new character.”

Below is a screenshot of the post: (Screenshot of misleading Facebook post)

Kedarnath link is located in north India and its temple link is considered sacred in the Hindu religion.

Modi visited the temple in May 2019 to pray while dressed as a monk, as reported here link .

The claim is false; the image has been doctored to add the traditional keffiyeh headdress. - APP/AFP

Modi visited link Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2019. His tour of the country was reported link by AFP.

The original photograph used in the manipulated image is one of four photos published on Twitter link by Modi’s office on the day of his arrival.