A still photo culled from a movie that was debunked in 2017 has been revived on Facebook again with a false context that claims an MLA in Uttar Pradesh was sexually harassing a poor woman in public.
The image which shows a man trying to disrobe a woman in full public view is from the 2015 Bhojpuri flim ‘Aurat Khilona Nahi‘ (A woman is not a toy). The movie also stars Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Manoj Tiwari.
Most recently, the photo was shared by a Facebook user with text in Tamil that said an MLA from Uttar Pradesh was harassing a woman in public but the media will not show this to you.
The photo posted on November 8, 2018 has been shared over 11,000 times. Despite many of the comments pointing out that it is fake, it has still not been deleted.
Click here to view an archived version of the post.
Another post in Hindi claims it shows a Dalit woman being assaulted by a BSP politician Bakruddin Ansari and his goons.
The scene can be viewed at YouTube counter 2:11:56
In July 2017, Vijeta Malik, a BJP Haryana State Executive member shared the same image and alleged that it was from West Bengal where Hindu women were being assaulted by Muslims in public.