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Anti-hijab protests have risen in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. So far, 92 people have died due to violence during the protests. 

News regarding this protest is getting viral on social media sites. It was claimed that Iranian women hoisted the flag by tiding up the trimmed hair on wood in protest against the hijab. This news has been covered by many big media houses.

flag of honour

Source: Firstpost

 Based on a picture Firstpost wrote in its report that the flag of honor: Iranian women hoisted trim hair on a stick as the most powerful symbol of dissent

Hindustan Timesss

Source: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times wrote in its report – ‘Photograph of the century’: Leena Manimeklai shared a picture of trimmed hair in the middle of the hijab scramble of Iran. Meanwhile, India Today also shared this picture in its report. 

Fact check:

e- flux

Source: e-flux

 To analyze the viral claim The DFRAC team did a reverse image search of the picture. The team found out that this picture is on e-flux, a publishing platform. This photo was posted on January 27, 2016, with Edith Dekyndt: Indigenous Shadow. Also, the picture was captioned – Edith Dekindt, Native Shadow Part. 2 (Martinique Island), 2014

alag hi hai

In further searches, we also found this picture in Edith Dekyndt’s portfolio. Giving information about this picture, it was told that a flag made of hair was stuck in the ground and filmed on the rocks on the Diamond Coast in Martinique. ‘Edith Dekindt is a visual artist. She lives and works in Brussels and Berlin.

Conclusion:

It is clear from the verification of the DFRAC that the Iranian woman hoisting a flag from her trimmed hair during the anti-hijab protest is Fake

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Dilshad Noor
Dilshad Noor
Mr. Dilshad Noor is a research fellow at DFRAC with experience of 8 years in the field of journalism He has done his bachelor's in journalism from VMOU, Kota. He has done MA and LLB from the University of Kota. He specializes in report making and research analysis.

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