Nellore is a place in South India. There a Muslim boy seduced and abducted a Jain girl. When people came to know about this incident in the morning, a meeting of the Jain society was called and several tough decisions were taken in this meeting. Muslims working in 550 Jain Samaj shops and factories located in the area were fired with immediate effect. After this incident, a threat loomed over the jobs of 1800 Muslims. They found that girl within 9 hours and left her home safely. The people of the Muslim community also warned the youth that he should never look at the girls of Hindu and Jain society.
People are sharing this story fiercely on social media along with two pictures showing a couple in wedding dresses. A post has been shared with this picture by a user named Bhagwa Kranti (@bhagwakrantee) on Twitter (X). This post has received more than 6700 likes and 2650 retweets.
Besides this, other users are also sharing this video with similar claims.
To fact-check the viral claim, the DFRAC team reverse-searched the photo. We found a report on a “My Wedding Planning” website regarding the viral photo. The report stated that Ankita and Faiz were lovers during college time. They got married in 4 different ways including an Islamic Nikah and a Hindu wedding at the Verka Le Palms Resort in Goa. Only 60 of his close friends participated in this marriage.
Following this, we searched on Google to gather more information about Ankita and Faiz. We found a report published by Dainik Bhaskar 6 years ago. According to this report, “Ankita Aggarwal, resident of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and Faiz Rehman, resident of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, were both students of IIM Indore. Both of them fell in love and then they decided to get married. When both of them told this in their respective homes, no one was ready. Then they found a solution and got married in four ways (temple, court marriage, nikah, and mandap). It has been two years since their marriage and both are overjoyed in their married life”(English Translation).
Furthermore, our team searched for some keywords in the context of this incident. We discovered a press note from Nellore police dated 28 December 2018. According to the press note, the incident is fake.
It is clear from DFRAC’s Fact-Check that the claim going viral on social media is false. The claim stating a young man from a Muslim community abducted a girl from the Jain community in Nellore is fake.