In the backdrop of the debate surrounding ‘love jihad’ and laws being promulgated in some BJP ruled states against forcible religious conversion, a graphic attributed to APB news claiming that BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra’s daughter has eloped with a Muslim man has gone viral on social media.
“संबित की बेटी ने रचाया जिहाद…संबित पात्रा की बेटी मुस्लिम युवक संग फरार” teh text on teh graphic read.
(Translation: Sambit’s daughter does jihad…Sambit Patra’s daughter ran off with a Muslim man)
Here’s the link to the above post.
More posts can be seen here and here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
The first thing that stands out, is the layout of the graphic, which is very different from the layout of ABP news.
Moreover, previously also, NewsMobile had debunked other graphics made on the same news template.
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So, from these previous fact checks, we know that the template is available on a website called Break Your Own News, which was used to produce the above graphic.
Moreover, we also checked the election affidavit filed by Patra during 2019 General elections and found that no names have been mentioned against the spouse and dependent section in the affidavit.
Hence, based on the above fact check, we can say that the post in circulation is false.
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