A video of a large group of Muslims offering prayers at a railway station is being shared on social media. One can also see a few policemen supervising the event. The post claims that this is a video from West Bengal. The post also claims that to maintain the brotherhood in the month of Ramzan, trains are being stopped to allow prayers to happen at the railway station and on tracks. Let’s fact-check this claim through his article.
Claim: Video of Muslims offering Ramzaan prayers at a railway station in West Bengal.
Fact: This video, although filmed at Akra railway station, located in the 24 North Parganas District, West Bengal is on the internet since 2021. There are no recent reports of Muslims offering Ramzaan prayers at a railway station in West Bengal. Hence the claim made in the post is Misleading.
To check the claim’s veracity, we looked for news reports on the internet using relevant keywords, but this did not yield any credible information. After that, we ran the video through the InVid tool and fetched a few keyframes of the video. Performing a reverse image search on the video led us to a few Facebook posts from 2021 (here and here).
According to these posts, the incident occurred at the Akra Railway station in the 24 North Parganas District of West Bengal. The signboard of the railway station also reveals this information. We took this as a hint and searched the internet to see if any media reports were published on this incident, but we could not find any.
To sum up, this video of Muslims offering Namaz at a railway station was not filmed during this year’s Ramzaan.