Wrestler Anshu Malik fake video and photo go viral on Twitter and Instagram

Wrestler Anshu Malik fake video and photo go viral on Twitter and Instagram

Anshu Malik was forced to file an FIR as a morphed video including her went viral on the internet 

Anshu Malik, an Olympian wrestler who has won silver at the world championships, the Commonwealth Games, and who is also the Asian champion, is currently dealing with a challenging situation on social media, which once again highlights the negative aspects of social media.

Wrestler Anshu Malik fake video and wrestling photo go viral on Twitter and Instagram

On Monday, September 18, an obscene 30-second video containing a retouched image of Anshu became popular on social media. After learning of the terrible incident, the wrestler’s father, Dharamvir, promptly filed an FIR at the Jind, Haryana, police station.

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When explaining the situation, Anshu’s uncle, Sandeep Malik, stated that the offensive film was made about two years ago and that the people in it are now a married couple. He denounced the use of a wrestler of Anshu’s stature in such a dishonest and repugnant manner. According to the family, they anticipate prompt police action and the quick capture of the offenders.

Sandeep, as quoted by IANS, said:

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“The video is of a different girl and boy and it is around two years old. And the couple shown in the video are now husband and wife. The girl is from Himachal Pradesh and the boy is from Haryana. They are also wrestlers (local level).”

He further said:

Anshu’s photo was used as a template in the video. We have demanded action against the person who did it. This is unacceptable… Anshu is a world-class wrestler yet someone is demeaning her name using fake and ugly methods. I am sure the police will crack the case soon. Our entire family is in shock right now.”

Meanwhile, Anshu Malik along with Sarita Mor, who won gold and silver medals at the World Championships, will not compete in the Asian Games 2023 since they were disqualified from the wrestling selection trials back in India.

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Recently in July, Malik backed the junior wrestlers protesting Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia’s exclusion from the Asian Games selection trials.

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