An image of a grave that was padlocked has gone viral. It is being claimed that the image is an example of how Pakistani mothers lock their daughters’ graves to prevent rape, and that this is why there is an increase in necrophilia cases there.
After being posted on Twitter by Harris Sultan with the caption, “Pakistan has created such a horny, sexually frustrated society that people are now putting padlocks on the graves of their daughters to prevent them from being raped,” the image of the locked grave first went viral. If you associate the burqa with rape, it will follow you into the afterlife. “.
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The Pakistani news outlet Daily Times picked up on this claim made in the tweet and used it to discuss violence against women and the increase in cases of necrophilia there, but they omitted the viral photo. In addition, the article claims that necrophilia has increased in Pakistan, but it offers no supporting data for this assertion.
With the aforementioned assertion, ANI Digital tweeted an image. In their article titled “Pakistani parents lock daughters’ graves to avoid rape,” they cited a Daily Times article to report that Pakistani parents protected their deceased daughters from rape by placing padlocks on their graves. The article on ANI used the popular photo with the caption, “Pakistani parents locking up graves of daughters to protect their dead bodies from being raped,” and gave credit to Twitter for the image.
Times of India was one of many significant news organizations to publish an article from ANI via their syndicated feed. The picture was used by Times of India and ANI.
In their respective reports, other media outlets like Mirror Now, ThePrint, India Today, Wion, IndiaTV, Times Now, DNA India, News24, ABP News, Amar Ujala, News18, and Jagran used the same image. ANI’s syndicated feed was where the majority of these stories came from.
We started by noticing that the Daily Times article mentioned in the ANI story did not have an image. We conducted a reverse image search and a keyword search using the phrase “girls locked grave Pakistan,” but were unable to locate any other news articles from Pakistani media that independently corroborated the allegations of necrophilia.
India Fake News then came to know that the media outlets had actually taken the image from a cemetery in Hyderabad. In Darab Jung Colony, Madannapet, Hyderabad, the cemetery is situated next to the mosque Masjid E Salar Mulk. The grave that is padlocked is clearly visible in the image of the cemetery from Google Street View which is included below.
Waris Pathan, the leader of AIMIM, also posted a video taken at the same grave in which a cemetery employee explains the significance of the padlock on the metal grill. The padlock was reportedly installed by the deceased’s family members to stop other people from re-interring in the same grave, according to the official’s remarks.
As a result, a picture of a grave with a padlock on it has gone viral online, with the claim that it is from Pakistan, where parents are locking their daughters’ graves out of concern for their bodies being raped. Following ANI’s reportage, syndicated reports with the viral image were published by several major news media outlets, including the Times of India, News18, Times Now, NDTV, and ThePrint. In reality, the grave is situated in a cemetery in Madannapet, Hyderabad. The padlock was unrelated to necrophilia or Pakistan, according to India Fake News.