Doctored image of 'smiling' Indian wrestlers in police custody shared online

Published on 01/06/2023 at 11:18

A doctored image has circulated in social media posts that falsely claim it shows Indian wrestlers smiling despite being detained by police following their month-long protest to demand the arrest of the country's wrestling federation chief for alleged sexual harassment. The posts suggest the athletes did not take the protests seriously. In fact, the original photo shows the two women with neutral faces rather than smiling.