Afghanistan

Afghan religious building shared in false posts about 'auction of Hindu women’, scholars say

Published on 13/12/2021 at 05:53

Multiple social media posts have shared an image that they claim shows the ruins of an Islamic building in Afghanistan containing Persian-language "inscriptions that commemorate the mass auction of Hindu women". But these posts are false, according to multiple scholars. The image shows a minaret on the outskirts of the Afghan city of Ghazni with Arabic-language inscriptions that do not make any reference to the auction of Hindu women, a historian told AFP.