Pictures of a woman are being shared on social media with a claim that ‘Love जिहाद का मजा इस लडकी ने हिन्दूओ को छोडकर मुसलमान से शादी की नतीजा आपके सामने.’
This translates to ‘Perks of Love Jihad. This woman left Hindus to marry a Muslim. You can see what happened to her.’ The pictures show a woman with bruises and a bleeding nose.
— शानवी राठौड़ (@Rathoreshaanvi7) June 6, 2019
This was also shared by a Twitter handle named Ritu with over 1,05,000 followers on Twitter, prominent among them being Nirmala Sitharaman, newly appointed Finance Minister of India and BJP leaders Meenakshi Lekhi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Giriraj Singh, and Kailash Vijayvargiya.
While many Musliem girls today want to marry Hindu Boys to live a dignified life & escape Triple Talaq, Halala etc…Hindu Girls are falling in trap of Islaaamic Love Jihad for this?
What is wrong with you stupid girls?
Wake up and be the shakti you are suppose to be! https://t.co/yp0gvudsU5
— Ritu (सत्यसाधक)🇮🇳 (@RituRathaur) June 7, 2019
One more picture of the victim was also shared by some users.
सुनो लड़कियो हम हिन्दू लड़के अभी जिंदा है मरे नही जो, आप इन कतुओ से शादी कर रही है उनसे तो लाख गुना अचे है। pic.twitter.com/WbtjKORo0E
— शिव राम भक्त 🚩Nikesh (🔟%F🔙) (@Nikesh__pareek) June 6, 2019
The post which is doing rounds on social media first went viral in the month of April.
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The claim which is being shared is false. The picture is of a Muslim woman from Lahore, Pakistan. The incident happened in March 2019 when she faced domestic violence.
Upon reverse searching the image, we found several news articles mentioning a news story about two women who were victims of domestic abuse in Lahore. The woman whose picture is getting viral is a Muslim woman named Hajra from Pakistan.
It was reported by Pakistan’s Geo TV that Hajra’s husband was demanding money from her. When she failed to fulfill his demand, the husband brutally assaulted her.
Therefore, the claim made on social media that she is a victim of ‘love jihad’ is false.
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