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Women in this photo are not ‘victims of love jihad’. They were caught running ‘sex racket’

Photo shared on Twitter shows 11 women with faces masked. Post says 46 "victims of love jihad", who had been missing, were rescued by Chhattisgarh police.

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New Delhi: A photograph wrongly claiming that 46 women have become victims of ‘love jihad’ and recovered by Chhattisgarh police has gone viral on Twitter.

The picture shows 11 women with their faces masked, and appears to have been edited to add texts at the top and bottom.

Posts shared on social media, along with the photo, said the women were sold off by “jihadis”. “Chhattisgarh police have found 46 girls missing from different regions for the last seven months. Most of the girls had gone missing because of their affairs or, in other words, had become victims of love jihad and were sold by jihadis. Police are investigating the case, revelations are likely,” said a post shared by a user, Pushpendra Kulshrestha, on 25 August.

At the time of publishing this report, Kulshrestha’s post had over 2,000 retweets and 3,000 likes. The photo has was also shared on Facebook on 27 August.

Fact check

The picture actually relates to an incident when an alleged prostitution racket was busted by the Raipur police last year.

The racket was allegedly operating from a spa in the Chhattisgarh capital and the police had arrested 11 women after conducting a raid at the spa. Most of the arrested women were from Sikkim, according to the police.

In collaboration with SMHoaxslayer

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