Video Of Mob Ravaging A Temple In Pakistan Falsely Shared As West Bengal

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Video Of Mob Ravaging A Temple In Pakistan Falsely Shared As West Bengal

A video of a mob vandalising a Hindu temple is viral with a false claim that Rohingya Muslims in West Bengal were behind the attack. We found the claim is false; the video belongs to Pakistan's Punjab.

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A video of an aggressive mob ravaging a Hindu temple is widely shared on social media. It is claimed that the crowd is of Rohingya Muslims who have vandalised the Hindu temple close to their settlement in West Bengal. In the visuals, the mob throws everything, destroys the Hindu idols with iron and wooden rods, and shoots the incident with their mobile phones.

A Facebook user posted this clip and captioned in Hindi, "रोहिंग्या मुस्लिम समुदाय की बस्ती के नजदीक का हिंदू मंदिर ,पश्चिम बंगाल, भारत". (Hindu temple near the settlement of Rohingya Muslim community, West Bengal, India.)

Another Facebook user posted the video with a similar claim.


Claim:

A temple was ravaged in West Bengal by a mob of Rohingya Muslims.

Fact Check:

The Logical Indian Fact Check team verified the claim and found it false.

We searched for news coverage of the incident in West Bengal, 'where a mob of Rohingya Muslims have vandalised a Hindu temple'. We could not find any such report. Instead, we came across news articles of the same incident that happened in Pakistan.

According to a report of Dawn, the incident took place on 4 August in Pakistan's Rahim Yar Khan district as a reaction to the grant of bail to a nine-year-old Hindu boy who allegedly urinated in a local seminary. The Dawn used the screengrab from the viral video.

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We also find this report in Dainik Jagran. According to the report published on the website of Dainik Jagran, quoting the agency, 'Hindu temple in Punjab province of Pakistan was once again attacked by thousands of people led by extremists. The extremist Entering vandalized all the idols present in Ganesh temple in Rahim Yar Khan district. A large part of the temple was set on fire. The army has been deployed after the situation became uncontrollable. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has also taken cognizance of the incident and summoned the officials of Punjab province.

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Dr Ramesh Vankwani, parliamentarian and member of the Pakistan Hindu Council, posted the video on Twitter on 4 August. He captioned, "Attack on Hindu temple at Bhong City District Rahimyar Khan Punjab. Situation was tense since yesterday. Negligence by local police is very shameful. Chief Justice is requested to take action."

Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, tweeted the next day that he 'strongly condemns' the attack and assured that the government would restore the temple.

According to another report of the Dawn, the temple is restored to its original shape and handed over to the Hindu community.

Several Indian media outlets also covered the incident. So, it is evident from the series of news articles and tweets that the video is from Pakistan and not West Bengal. Rohingya Muslims in West Bengal have not vandalised any Hindu temple.

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