This image does not show an Indonesian queen converting to Hinduism

Published on 03/12/2021 at 06:19

A photo has been shared thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows Sukmawati Sokarnoputri, an "Indonesian queen", converting from Islam to Hinduism, along with 30,000 of her supporters. This claim is false: the posts show a photo of a different woman — a Javanese noblewoman — in a Hindu conversion ceremony in Indonesia. Neither women has a queen's title in the country.