A post with an image of a young girl seated beside a man is being widely shared on social media platforms with the claim that the 10-year-old young Indian girl Anitha is getting married to her paternal uncle Shivnath Chaturvedi who is 40 years old. Through this article let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: 10-year-old young Indian girl Anitha is getting married to her paternal uncle Shivnath Chaturvedi who is 40 years old.
Fact: According to an article in a Pakistan news agency, police had foiled an attempt of child marriage in Ahmadpur, Pakistan. And the man seen in the image is identified as Tariq. Hence the incident has nothing to do with India. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Reverse image search of the photo led us to a Pakistani news article dated 20 August 2020, in which the same image is reported. According to the news report, the image is from Ram Kali area in Punjab Province, Pakistan where a young girl was forced to marry a middle-aged man. Eventually, the marriage attempt was foiled by the police. Another news article reporting of this incident can be read here.
Video reporting of the same incident can be seen here. According to the video, the man is who tried to marry the young girl is identified as Tariq. With this, we can say that the man in the image is most likely a Muslim and the incident has nothing to do with India.
To sum it up, this incident of child marriage took place in Pakistan,