A group photograph showing dozens of women in a burqa has been traced back to a blog post in 2017. It was taken at a college in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district, according to Alt News and The Quint.
The picture went viral when it was falsely claimed that students of Srinagar medical college in Jammu & Kashmir had been denied their degrees because they raised pro-Pakistan slogans.
The photo is getting shared in the backdrop of the T 20 World cup match between India and Pakistan. Pakistan won by 10 wickets.
Moreover, several social media users shared the image on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim.
The claim along with the image of women wearing burqa reads:
100 beauties of Srinagar Medical College, who raised Pakistan Zindabad slogans, will no longer be able to become doctors, the government has cancelled their degrees.
However, fact-checkers from The Logical Indian have said are “baseless and fabricated.”
What Fact Checkers Found:
Fact-checkers performed a reverse image search on Google. Furthermore, they came across an article titled ‘Winds of change: Muslim girls embrace education, aim high (IANS Special Series). The article was published by ‘BDC News‘ in November 2017.
The article carried the viral image. The caption mentioned that it showed students of Fatima Girls Inter College in Daudpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh.