A video showing a set of images is being shared with the claim that a mosque in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) was demolished by the Modi administration and the media did not pick this story.
The first image in the video shows what appears to be a demolished mosque like structure. The subsequent images show several wounded men.
is video ko jyada se jyada share Karen kyunki yah masjid Allahabad ki hai ise Modi Sarkar ne karva Diya aur is per case chal raha tha aur ismein kiye musalman bhai jakhmi ho gaye hain godi media yah news Nahin dikha rahi hai pic.twitter.com/btB2DdSuw2— MOHD HUZAIFA AHMED (@MOHDHUZAIFAAHM4) May 6, 2020
The voiceover in the video says that a mosque in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) which was under a dispute for the last twenty years was demolished by the Modi administration.
The Logical Indian received a request to verify the claims made in the video.
PM Modi's administration demolished a mosque in Prayagraj.
The claim is false.
No such recent reports were found which said that a mosque has been demolished in Prayagraj.
A Google Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid. This led to the same video on YouTube which was uploaded back in 2018. Therefore, it is definitely not recent.
A reverse image search of the images of the wounded men led to reports on a fierce fight that had occurred between two factions of Tablighi Jamaat in the Tongi Ijtema Maidan in Bangladesh on December 1, 2018.
According to a report by Dhaka Tribune, the two factions fought over the control of the venue for holding a five-day Jor Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations. The rift had developed among Tablighi members over the nomination of Indian preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi.
The Logical Indian won't be producing the images here since they could be disturbing for some.
Therefore, images from an unrelated incident are being circulated with a false claim.
Reportedly, in 2018, Muslims in Allahabad had voluntarily demolished parts of a mosque to make way for Ardh Kumbh Mela preparations in 2019.
A caretaker of Masjid-e-Qadri in Rajrooppur area had said that a part of the mosque was demolished after taking consent from other members of the community to help pave the way for the devotees participating in the Sangam during Kumbh.
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