Fact Check: Wedding Photograph Of An Unrelated Couple Shared As Kapil Mishra's Sister's Interfaith Marriage

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Photograph shows BJP Leader Kapil Mishra’s sister wedding to Shahzad Ali.

Delhi   |   1 Sep 2020 9:17 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Vijay S Hegde
Fact Check: Wedding Photograph Of An Unrelated Couple Shared As Kapil Mishras Sisters Interfaith Marriage

A wedding photograph of a couple is being shared on social media with the claim that the photo shows Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra's sister marrying Shahzad Ali, a muslim man.

"The one who started the Hindu-Muslim riots in Delhi, Kapil Mishra, his sister is wedded to Shahzad Ali (Translated from Hindi)," reads the caption of one such post.

The claim has been shared several times on Twitter and Facebook.

In February of this year, Mishra had led a rally in favour of CAA law in Maujpur area, near Jaffrabad, where a protest was being held against CAA and NRC. He had given an "ultimatum" to the Delhi police to clear the area, otherwise, he had said, they would have to hit the streets.

What followed afterwards was Delhi riots killing 53 people.


Photograph shows BJP Leader Kapil Mishra's sister marrying Shahzad Ali.

Fact Check

The claim is false.

The photograph that is doing the rounds has a watermark that reads 'coastaldigest.com'.

A Google reverse search of the image led to a report by Coastaldigest.com from 2016, which carried the viral photo and google suggested "Ashita Shakeel" as text hint of the image.

According to the report, the photograph shows MBA graduates Ashitha (Hindu) and Shakeel Ahmed (Muslim) who got married in Mysuru in April 2016. The marriage ceremony was conducted peacefully amidst tight security due to threats from "Hindutva extremists".

NDTV had also uploaded a video from the wedding on their youtube channel, back in 2016. According to the description of the video,"right-wing Hindu activists" had protested against the wedding calling it "love jihad" and alleging that Shakeel, a Muslim man, was forcing Ashitha, who is Hindu, to convert to Islam by marrying her.

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Claim Review :  Photograph shows BJP Leader Kapil Mishra’s sister wedding to Shahzad Ali.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Vijay S Hegde

Vijay S Hegde

Trainee Creative Producer

"I am a creative, artistic and ambitious designer, with a talent for thinking outside the box and coming up with innovative ideas and designs. I graduated with a 1st Class honors degree in Video Editing from MAYA ACADEMY OF ADVANCED CINEMATICS"

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