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Image of a ‘Lebanese’ girl who participated in a Muharram ritual is being falsely shared as that of an injured Kashmiri girl

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An image of a girl with a bleeding head is being shared widely on social media with the claim that the image is from Kashmir. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Image of an injured Kashmiri girl bleeding with blood

Fact: The image is that of a Lebanese girl who took part in the Muharrum ritual ‘Ashura’ in 2005. Hence, the claim is FALSE

When the image in the post was subjected to Google reverse image search technique, many search results of it were obtained. In the search results, it can be found that ‘Jafariya News’ has published an article about ‘Ashura observed with bloodstreams to mark Karbala tragedy’ and the same image can be seen in the article along with many other images. From the article, it was found that the image is that of a Lebanese girl who took part in the Muharram ritual ‘Ashura’ in 2005.

To conclude, an image of a ‘Lebanese’ girl who participated in a Muharram ritual in 2005 is being falsely shared as that of a Kashmiri girl.

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