Video shared by BJP MLA Raja Singh spreads a lie of Pakistani father-daughter marriagetext_fields
Hyderabad: In another attempt with malicious intent, a video was purposefully shared through right-wing accounts on social media with a misleading write-up claiming that a Pakistani woman married her father to become his fourth wife.
As the video gained traction on social media, right-wing accounts like @kajal_jaihind and of the now-sacked BJP MLA Raja Singh, notorious for his hate speech targeting the Muslim community, have once again been exposed by Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, who posted the full video of the interview given by the girl to a Pakistani news channel.
The controversy began when a video featuring a young Pakistani girl named Rabia went viral. In the video, Rabia explained her decision to become a fourth wife, stating that in Pakistani culture, the name "Rabia" is often associated with being the fourth daughter. As she happened to be the second daughter in her family, she claimed to have chosen to become her husband's fourth wife.
Taking this video out of context, a news channel published an article falsely claiming that the girl had married her own father. This erroneous report quickly gained attention, leading to further dissemination of misinformation. MLA Raja shared the misleading news article on his Twitter handle, perpetuating the false narrative.
However, journalist Mohammed Zubair intervened to uncover the truth. Conducting a thorough fact-check, Zubair found that the girl did not marry her father and had been misinterpreted due to cultural nuances. He shared another video in which the girl explained the details of her marriage, providing a more accurate account of the situation.
Following Zubair's intervention, the media channel that initially published the misleading article promptly corrected its report. However, despite the updated information on social media platforms, some Twitter accounts, including Raja Singh's, failed to remove the misleading post.