Is Modi’s social media team resorting to plagiarism and copyright violation? Yes, says US based Nepali photographer Bimal Nepal. Narendra Modi is one of the active member of social networking site twitter and he used to convey his messages to the world by using the medium effectively. Now NaMo comes under criticism for copying the images of others.Modi wished all his followers for Dantheras festival by posting a photograph which shows candles arranged in S shape.
Now a US based Nepali photographer alleged that the photo was taken by him and Modi’s team lifted it from his account.He mentions that the photo was clicked in the dining room of his Cambridge Massachusetts home with help of his daughter Abina who set up the Diwali lights on the floor. By posting the photograph Nepal wrote in Facebook ‘’This photograph has been used by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Facebook page. I shot this photo in my dining room last year with the help of my daughter Abina. She set up the candle lights on Diwali in our home in Cambridge Massachusetts.
I am truly honored!My greatest question and concern is – there is no credit for the photographer?! What will happen so called Â© copyright issue? He did not ask for the permission. Any suggestion?’’ Interestingly, Nepal is a fan of Modi, but doesn’t approve the way the photo was used without informing him. “I am one of the greatest fans of Mr. Modi but how he uses this photo is totally unacceptable. I am looking for compensation and the appropriate credit,” Said Nepal Nepal has found support from many on social media who have urged him to raise the issue with Modi’s office. Lets see whether Modi team reply on this?