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Except one, no other photo is related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

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A post with some photos is widely being shared on social media with a claim that they are Babri Masjid (Ayodhya) photos. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Babri Masjid photos.

Fact: Only one of the pictures is related to the Babri Masjid. Other photos are related to various other buildings. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Photo 1:

On doing Google Reverse Image Search, the same photo was found in an article by ‘The Wall Street Journal’ on Ayodhya. The description of the photo reads, “A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s”. So, the photo is related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Photo 2:

On doing Yandex Reverse Image Search, the same photo was found on the Haryana Tourism website. On the website, it can be found that the photo is related to ‘Kabuli Bagh Mosque’ (Panipat). So, the photo is not related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Picture 3:

On doing Yandex Reverse Image Search, the same photo was found in the articles published by India TV (Archived), Bloomberg-Quint (Archived) and Telangana Today (Archived). It can also be found that the ‘Quint’ has made an infographic and a video on Ayodhya with the same picture.  

But, the same picture was also found with the title: ‘Jama Masjid, Kalaburagi Fort (Karnataka)’, on the Britannica website. So, when searched with the keywords on Google, a similar photo was also found on the Alamy website with the following description: ‘Kalburagi fort, view of Jamia Mosque, Gulbarga, Karnataka’. It can be concluded that the photo is not related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Picture 4:

On doing Yandex Reverse Image Search, a colored-photo of the same monument was found on a travel website. On that website, it was found that the photo is related to ‘Ibrahim Rouza, Bijapur (Karnataka)’. Similar photos can be also found on the ‘Flickr when searched with the keywords ‘Ibrahim Rouza Arches’. So, the photo is not related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Picture 5:

On doing Yandex Reverse Image Search, a similar photo from another angle was found on the ‘Archnet’ website. On that website, it can read that the photo was taken in the ‘Yeşil Cami’ mosque (Turkey). A similar colour photo taken recently can be found on the ‘Shutterstock’ website. So, the photo is not related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

To sum it up, except one, no other photo is related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

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2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Except one, no other photo is related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. - Fact Checking Tools | Factbase.us

  2. True. I have been scraping the internet for photos of the original Babri Masjid and have only found copies of the same 10 or so views. Most of them from the demolition. I’m going to have go through academic if I want to find more. Have you found any more?

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