A video of some youth standing on a mosque gate and waving a saffron flag is being shared on social media with a claim that the mosque shown in the video is in Karauli (Rajasthan). The video is being shared in the context of recent communal violence in Karauli, Rajasthan. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows people standing on a mosque gate and waving a saffron flag in Karauli (Rajasthan).
Fact: The video is not related to Karauli (Rajasthan). The mosque shown in the video is at Gahmar in Ghazipur district (Uttar Pradesh). Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, the same video was found to be shared by many people on social media. As the video went viral, ‘District Collector & Magistrate, Karauli’ has clarified through Twitter that the video is not related to Karauli (Rajasthan).
Many people have shared the same video saying that the video is from Gahmar in Ghazipur district (Uttar Pradesh). Some of these posts can be seen here, here, here, and here. Sayyad Uzma Parveen (who describes herself as a ‘Human Rights, Women Rights and Peace Activist’) has posted photos of the mosque in Gahmar, where the incident happened. Similar structures can be seen in the photos and the viral video. Some of the other old photos of the Gahmar mosque can be seen here. So, it can be concluded that the video is from Uttar Pradesh.
The Ghazipur Police has replied to several social media users that the Gahmar Police Station has not received any complaints from local persons on the incident. However, based on the video on Twitter, they said that a case had been registered and necessary action is being taken.
To sum it up, the viral video of people standing on a mosque gate and waving a saffron flag is from Uttar Pradesh, not Karauli (Rajasthan).