Claim:

An image circulated on social media, targeting the Aurat March conducted on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, alleging the display of a vulgar poster by a participant.

Virality

The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the video was shared here, here and here accumulating more than 8K views.

Fact Check

To verify the claim’s accuracy, an extensive fact-checking procedure was undertaken. Reverse image searching revealed that the shared image originated from March 8, 2020, in Karachi. The original poster displayed the message “Izzat nahi, insaan hun,” which translates to “I am not honor, I am a human being.” Subsequently, an altered version of this poster circulated on social media after the march, replacing “human” with “randi,” a derogatory term in Urdu meaning prostitute. Additionally, the claim was debunked by “Soch Fact Check” in March 2020.

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Rating

False

Conclusion

Our research confirmed that a altered image of poster was shared to propagate false and defamatory claims against Aurat March.