Locked grave in Pakistan or India? That’s one of the hottest debates running on social media after the viral image of a padlock installed on a girl’s grave.
Soon the image came out, and Indian media took the opportunity to link it with the issue of misbehaving and necrophilia in Pakistan. They did it without verifying any backstory of it and just circulated the whole propaganda.
Initially, an image was shared on Twitter by an ex-Muslim Harris Sultan who claimed that the grave was locked, as parents in Pakistan wanted to save their dead daughters from being misbehaving.
Indians jumped into the wagon following the false news and criticized Pakistan.
But later things got twisted and changed the whole dynamic of the news. After the authentic research, the padlock girl’s grave is in Hyderabad India, and not in Pakistan.
Locked Grave In Pakistan – A Whole New Propaganda
This whole propaganda and misleading news was spread by the anti-Pakistani news channel Asian News International (ANI). They have twitted with the title, “Pakistani parents lock daughters’ graves to avoid misbehaving “.
But when a fact check ran, it turned out to be an Indian grave, not a Pakistani one. Yes, it’s a cemetery in India’s Hyderabad city.
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However, Hindustan Times deleted the tweet and news from their website.
Fake News Circulation
The founder of Alt News, Mohammed Zubair, also called out the propaganda-mongering by Indian news outlets highlighting the state of the country’s media.
‘South Asia’s Leading Multimedia News Agency’ ANI was the first to spread this FAKE NEWS in India, This ANI feed was forwarded to several news media which was blindly reshared by Hindi/English news channels without verifying it themselves,” he wrote in his tweet.
To give a clear picture, ALT News also recorded the actual footage and shared it with their audience.
They contacted the social worker who lives near the cemetery who went there and confirmed everything.
“Muqtar Sahab said that the padlocked grave, which was approximately 1.5 to 2 years old, was constructed without the permission of the concerned committee. It is located right in front of the entrance, thus blocking the pathway. This issue was discussed among the Masjid committee members for eight days,” Alt News wrote in its fact-check report.
The Muazzin further explained the reason behind the grille and said: “In order to prevent others from
burying any bodies further, the families have put the grille there.”
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