No, An Indian Woman Didn’t Slap the Bali Immigration Officer
The woman who slapped the immigration officer is actually Pakitsani-British. 
The woman who slapped the immigration officer is actually Pakitsani-British. (Photo: Shruti Mathur/The Quint)

No, An Indian Woman Didn’t Slap the Bali Immigration Officer

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CLAIM

A lady from India has been sentenced to 3 years in jail for slapping an immigration officer in Bali after she missed her flight. The video was shared by a Twitter user Barkha Trehan who made the claim.

The video has been widely shared on Facebook and Twitter with people appreciating the quick action taken against the woman. Netizens have also shared the video saying - “she has 3 years in jail to cool down.”

VERDICT: TRUE OR FALSE?

FALSE.

The woman, Auj-E-Taqaddas, is actually a British national of Pakistani origin, according to media reports. Even the woman’s passport shows her place of birth as Lahore.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@hopper4790_andy)

According to reports, the woman has not been arrested but detained by the officers. However, her case was to be heard in the Denpasar District court on 8 August.

According to fact checking website, BOOM, Taqaddas is a radiographer and a physicist who has published various papers on Research Gate in which she herself describes her as ‘British-Pakistani’.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?

On 28 July, Taqaddas was detained by the immigration officials after it was found that she had extended her stay by 160 days. She was denied getting on to her flight to Singapore and allegedly taken to a room to avoid inconvenience to other passengers, reported BOOM.

The officer asked her to appear before the immigration officer in Jimbaran. An already agitated Taqaddas can then be seen snatching her passport from the officer and slapping him.

(With inputs from BOOM.)

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