Claim: A screenshot of a tweet was circulated which claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah has admitted that he has been diagnosed with bone cancer. It also mentions that he has been diagnosed with a tumour at the back of his neck and requests the Muslim community to pray for his health during this time of Ramzan.
It was screenshot of this tweet was edited and this news is false.
The screenshot of the fake tweet is in Hindi and it says, “मेरे की जनता, मेरे द्वारा उठाया गया हर एक कदम देश हित में ही रहा है, मेरे किसी जाती या धर्म विशेष के व्यक्ति से कोई दुश्मनी नहीं है, कुछ दिनों से बिगड़े स्वास्थ के चलते देश की जनता की सेवा नहीं कर पा रहा हूं, यह बताते हुए दुख हो रहा है मुझे गले के पिछले हिस्से में बोन कैंसर हुआ है, में आशा करता हूं, रमज़ान के इस मुबारक महीने में मुस्लिम समाज के लोग भी मेरे स्वास्थ के लिए दुआ करेंगे औरजल्द ही स्वस्थ हो कर आपकी सेवा करूँगा ”
The translation in English says, “My fellow countrymen, each step that I took was for the nation’s well-being, I don’t hate any person from any caste or religion. Since the past few days due to poor health I haven’t been able to serve the citizens of the country, I am sad to share that I have bone cancer in the back of my throat. I hope during good months of Ramzan, Muslim community will also pray for my speedy recovery and I will be at your service soon.”
The tweet was shared on social media platforms spreading the false claim. The caption read “Amit shah tweets he has BONE CANCER and requests. Muslims to pray for him during Ramadan”
The post has been archived here.
Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the matter on Twitter and denied all rumours about his health and said that his health is absolutely alright. He also mentioned how busy he has been with because of the current situation.
मेरे स्वास्थ्य की चिंता करने वाले सभी लोगों को मेरा संदेश। pic.twitter.com/F72Xtoqmg9
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 9, 2020
The tweet has been archived here.
The tweet is clearly edited as it has too many characters of fit in one tweet on Twitter. Furthermore, the fake tweet includes many spelling and grammatical errors too. Plus it’s not well aligned too, the text never comes under the profile pic.
Therefore, the viral tweet with the minister’s name is fake and edited.