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    EDITORS PICK Fact Check: Pictures of Pakistani Muslim woman shared as 'Love Jihad' victim

    Fact Check: Pictures of Pakistani Muslim woman shared as ‘Love Jihad’ victim

    This was also shared by a Twitter handle named Ritu, followed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter.

    CLAIM

    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.

    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.

    Twitter handle of Ritu is followed by several leaders from BJP including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
    Twitter handle of Ritu is followed by several leaders from BJP including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

    Screenshot from Twitter showing followers of Ritu
    Screenshot from Twitter showing followers of Ritu

    One more picture of the victim was also shared by some users.

    The post which is doing rounds on social media first went viral in the month of April.

    TRUE OR FALSE

    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.

    OUR METHOD

    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.

    Screenshot of Geo TV report from March 2019
    Screenshot of Geo TV report from March 2019

    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.

    If you come across any video, image or claim which you would like us to verify, please send it to info@htnnews.in

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