A post with an image of a chain clad woman is doing rounds on social media with the claim that the woman is protesting against the BJP government in the wake of atrocities against women. Through this article, let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Woman protesting against the BJP government in the wake of the atrocities against women by wearing a dress made out of chains.
Fact: The woman in the photo is not protesting against the BJP government. She is actually a Sri Lankan woman displaying the Osariya style attire which has origin in Palk Straits. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Reverse image search of the photo led us to a website in which image of the same woman in the same attire but from a different angle is featured. According to the website, the image is of a Sri Lankan woman displaying the Osariya style attire which has origin in Palk Straits.
Further search led us to a Sri Lankan YouTube video which carried the same visuals. The description of the video reads ‘valentine day in Sri Lanka- How to send classes on valentine day’. The video is uploaded in the channel on 13 February 2020.
When the image of the same woman in the same attire went viral with a similar claim back in 2019, FACTLY debunked the news which can be read here.
In the light of the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras, UP, posts like these are being widely shared on social media platforms with misleading claims.
To sum it up, the image of chain clad woman is from Sri Lanka and she is in Osariya attire.