Photo does not show arrest of Rana Ayyub at protest

Published on 24/06/2022 at 09:25

As protests broke out across India over a ruling party official's controversial remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, an image of a woman being pulled away by a police officer was shared thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows a Muslim Indian journalist being arrested at a demonstration. But the claim is false; the photo shows the arrest of a student leader during a protest on June 12.