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The viral pic of Aamir Khan is not with the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists.

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A collection of  images with actor Aamir Khan in them, is viral on many social media platforms with the following text :

“ये आमिर खान भी “तबलीगी जमात” जो कट्टर सुन्नी मुस्लिम संस्था हे से जुड़ा हुआ है
ओर फ़ोटो मे पाकिस्तानी कुत्ते मोलाना तारिक़ जमील जो भारत में आतंकवादियो को पालने और दहशत फेलाने में अहम रोल अदा करता हे से गले मिल रहा है।
इसके अलावा भारतीय सेना को अपशब्द कहने वाला शाहिद आफरीदी भी इसे गले लगाकर शुक्रिया भाई जान कह रहा है।”

Translation: Yes Aamir Khan is also associated with “Tablighi Jamaat”, a radical Sunni Muslim organization.
And in the photo, Pakistani dog Molana Tariq Jamil, who plays an important role in raising terror and terror in India, is being hugged.
Apart from this, Shahid Afridi, who is abusing the Indian Army, is embracing it and saying thank you, brother.

Claim: The viral image claims to be of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan who met a terrorist Junaid Jamshed from Laskar-E-Taiba, Maulana Tariq Jameel from Tablighi Jamat along with Shahid Afridi during his trip to Mecca.



The archived link to this tweet can be accessed from here.

These photos were viral years ago too



The archived link to this tweet can be accessed from here.




During the course of our investigation, we investigated the images with the help of Google reverse image search and found out that these images were shared by the official verified  Twitter handle of deceased Pakistani singer Junaid Jamshed who died in a plane crash in the year 2016.

In the tweet itself, Junaid Jamshed states that he met Aamir Khan along with Maulana Tariq Jameel from Tablighi Jamaat and Cricketer Shahid Afridi.

With this text, we could establish that along with Junaid Jamshed the other person standing with Aamir Khan in this viral picture is Maulana Tariq Jameel who is a reknowned scholar from the Islamic scholar and religious teacher associated with the Tablighi Jamat. The details of  Maulana Tariq Jameel’s association with the Tablighi Jamat is also mentioned on the official website of Tablighi Jamat.

Even Maulana Tariq Jameel also mentioned this meeting in one of his videos dated 23rd November 2013.

During a keyword search on google, we also found out that Aamir Khan also met Cricketer Shahid Afridi during his Hajj pilgrimage.NDTV sports carried out this news in one of its articles dated 23rd October 2012.

Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the claims made on these viral pictures were found to be false. The viral pictures were found to be from the Hajj pilgrimage of Aamir Khan and it does not have any connection with the terrorists.


Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.