An image that is being heavily circulated on WhatsApp has two photos of India’s ace tennis player
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The photo of Mirza wearing a hijab was clicked during her pilgrimage to
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
A simple reverse-image search on Google with the photo of Mirza wearing a hijab will lead you to the truth. We searched on Google with the photo and found a 2006
article on Rediff titled, “Spotted! Sania Mirza in a hijab” with the original photo of Mirza and her mother, which is the original photo.
Here is the photo:
Photos in the article was captioned, “These pictures were taken during Sania’s visit for Umrah this September. We took these picture with Sania’s parents’ permission,’ writes Suhail”. The article marked under “Stars we spotted” section on the Rediff website and these photos were sent to the website by one Suhail Ahmed Sajjad.
We then searched on Google with the keywords “Sania Mirza performed Umrah” and found a video uploaded to YouTube titled, “Pragnent Sania Mirza Performed Umrah With Husband Shoaib Malik”. Mirza could be seen wearing another hijab.
Times Fact Check found that the photo of Mirza wearing a hijab is from Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and not from Pakistan.