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Fact Check: Bollywood stars aren’t boycotting people – these pics are from 2018 Kathua gang rape protest

According to the AFWA probe, the photos have been digitally altered. They are from 2018, when actors and singers protested against the gang rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano in Khatua, Jammu and Kashmir.

Actor Arjun Kapoor recently against Bollywood movies. He said, “I think we made a mistake by being silent about it and that was our decency, but people have started taking advantage of that,” adding that the Bollywood fraternity needs “to come together and do something about it because what people write about us or the hashtags that trend, are far away from reality.”

Following this, many on social media shared a collage of actors and singers holding placards saying “Boycott People”. Those sharing this claimed, “In protest of the ‘Boycott Bollywood Campaign’, Bollywood strikes back after an appeal by superstar Arjun Kapoor.”

AFWA’s probe revealed that these photos were digitally manipulated. These photos are from 2018 when stars protested against the gang rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.Archived versions of posts with similar claims can be seen here.

The first thing we noticed was that the placards’ text looked digitally added. So, we tried to look for the original photos.We first reverse-searched the image and found the same collage on Facebook shared on June 6, 2019. However, the placards contained different text — pertaining to the abduction, gang rape, and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl called Asifa Bano by six Hindu men and a juvenile in January 2018 in the Rasana village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Subsequent searches led us to a news report from April 15, 2018, that contained photos seen in the collage. Actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Radhika Apte, Esha Gupta and others held placards that read, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #Justiceforourchild 8-year-old gang-raped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthan Temple. #Kathua.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by GOVT.in staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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