A viral social media post claimed that the forests of Uttarakhand are filled with hundreds of illegal Dargahs. A photo of a tomb has been used as proof of this. It was found that the photo is of a tomb at Qila Rai Pithora in Delhi.
In a video shared by Anima Singh in the group Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Facebook, a woman in a police uniform can be seen talking inaudibly. A text below the footage reads "Listen from this policewoman to what extent Islam is overpowering the country" (translated).
The statement of the policewoman is inaudible in the video. A voiceover states that the policewoman is talking about the dangers of Love Jihad and then goes on to explain various conspiracy theories that the policewoman is apparently talking about.
By doing an image reverse search of a keyframe from the video, it was found that this video is from 2016. The woman, a police constable, along with her husband informed the media in 2016 about the inappropriate workplace conduct of a Police Inspector. The video was released on YouTube by Punjab Kesari TV on December 20, 2016.
In the video, the constable states how the Inspector asked her to cook for him, blew cigarette smoke on her face and made casteist remarks since she belonged to a Scheduled Caste. There was no mention of 'Love Jihad' in her statement.
In conclusion, the police constable seen in the video is not talking about the dangers of 'love jihad' in India, but of the workplace harassment she faced from an ill-mannered Police Inspector.
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