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These details about daughters of BJP and RSS leaders marrying Muslim men are inaccurate


A post is being shared on social media claiming it as a list of BJP and right-wing Hindu organizations’ leaders whose daughters and relatives married Muslim men. This list includes BJP veteran leaders Murali Manohar Joshi, L.K. Advani and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: List of BJP and Hindu organizations’ leaders whose daughters and relatives got married to Muslim men.

Fact: The daughters of Murali Manohar Joshi and L.K. Advani did not get married to a Muslim man. Mohan Bhagwat does not have any niece with the name Urmila. This post links false names to the BJP and Hindu right-wing leaders and alleges that their daughters have married Muslim men. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

This post includes claims related to different persons. Let’s find out the truth in these claims one by one.

Claim 1: Murali Manohar Joshi’s daughter Renu Joshi married Shahnwaz Hussain

According to the Murali Manohar Joshi’s biography mentioned on the BJP’s official website, MM Joshi has two daughters named Priyamvada and Nivedita. Murali Manohar Joshi does not have a daughter with the name Renu Joshi. It is nowhere reported that Murali Manohar Joshi’s daughters married Muslim men.

The rumour of Murali Manohar Joshi’s daughter marriage with Shahnawaz Hussain was doing rounds on social media since 2014.  This rumour has become even stronger after MM Joshi attended BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain’s Eid-Iftar party in 2018. Shahnawaz Hussain and his wife Renu Hussain had a love marriage and their story is covered by many media outlets. But Renu Hussain is not the daughter of MM Joshi. Earlier, FACTLY published a fact-check article debunking the same claim in 2019.

Claim 2: L.K. Advani’s daughter Roshini married Salim and his niece Pratibha married Hussain

As per the details mentioned on the BJP official website, L.K. Advani has two children named Pratibha and Jayant. Pratibha is the only daughter of L.K. Advani.

When we searched for further details about Pratibha Advani, we found that Pratibha Advani, a real estate marketing executive and a journalist married an Ahmedabad based Hotel executive Kailash Tadani. However, the couple parted ways after a few years of their marriage. It is nowhere reported that Pratibha Advani married a Muslim man named Salim or Hussain later. Also, we could not find any news article reporting that L.K. Advani’s niece married a Muslim man.

Claim 3: Subramanian Swamy’s daughter Suhasini married Nadim Haider

This is true. According to a news report by the ‘Jansatta’, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s daughter Suhasini married Nadeem Haider, the son of former Indian diplomat Salman Haider. Even on her every social media handle (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), we could see her name as Suhasini Haider.

Claim 4: Mohan Bhagwat Neice Urmila married Mohsin Akhtar:

In 2016, Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar married a Kashmiri based businessman named Mohsin Akthar Mir. After Urmila Mantodkar joined Congress in March 2019, several social media users shared that Urmila was a niece of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat. Urmila Matondkar, while speaking to the ‘India Today’, refuted these allegations and said that this story would have been better than a film script if it was true. Several news websites published articles reporting this Urmila Mantodkar’s clarification regarding this viral message in 2019. They can be seen here and here.

If Mohan Bhagwat’s niece married a Muslim man, several media agencies would have reported that information. But we could not find a single news report in this regard. We also could not find any details of Pravin Tagodia’s daughter.  

To sum it up, these details about daughters of BJP and RSS leaders marrying Muslim men are inaccurate.


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