False Porn Clip getting shared on Social Media in the name of Safoora Zargar

The arrest of Safoora Zargar, a JMI scholar on April 21, 2020 under non-bailable offence UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) divided entire social media in to two halves. Where one seeked for her justice, the other half mocked about her pregnancy giving rise to a vulgar hate campaign. In recent unfolding of events, a still from a porn video is being shared from social media platform Facebook, claiming the woman in the video to be Ms. Zargar.

The facebook group on which these posts were shared and comments made is titled “We Support Narendra Modi”. The individuals sharing this clip are inviting people to send them friend requests to see the clips and then take it forward, making it viral. Many of the men have obliged to the request and shared their mobile numbers.

Fact Check: Video is from PornHub with model Selena Banks

An image search on Yandex that the shared video is lifted from pornography webiste PornHub. The woman in the clip is Selena Banks. PornHub has a model partner program in which willing persons can upload their private videos and get a revenue share from the platform. Selena Bank has a verified account (see the blue tick in the image below) with over 25,000 subscribers.

This is second such incident where the woman in the video is claimed to be Safoora Zargar. Earlier in the article we had presented how she was defamed with false claims. The situation is rising to an alarming level where people have stooped down to levels where vulgarity is considered to be the “new normal”. It is high time when DCW, cyber cell, police, and government take cognizance of this matter and bring a halt. For in a nation where women are worshipped, Zargar’s slander should be considered as an attack on modesty of women. Because the men who are questioning her character today, may question any woman tomorrow.

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