New Delhi (Team Vishvas):A picture is going viral on social media in which some religious books can be seen lying near a drain. It is being claimed in the viral post that this incident happened in Bihar where these religious books have been found in a drain. We found in our investigation that this claim is false. Actually this incident happened in 2013 when these religious books were found in a drain in Taif area of Saudi Arabia.
In the viral picture, some religious books can be seen lying near a drain. The viral post claims “all of these religious books #Kuran_Pak have been found in a gutter drain in Bihar. The media is silent. If you are a true Muslim, please share.”
To fact-check this post, we did a reverse image search of this picture. In our investigation, we found a news story of riyadhconnect.com in which this picture was used. According to the news published on December 14, 2013, this incident happened in Taif area of Saudi Arabia where these religious books were excavated from a drain near a mosque.
We also found this news on a YouTube channel from Saudi Arabia with the same claim.
For more confirmation, we spoke to Muhammed Al Hazari, the media and communication in-charge of the Taip Police, who told us that the incident occurred in 2013 when these books were found in a drain in Al Salama district. This matter is still prejudice.
In this connection, we spoke to the Chief Executive Officer of Bihar Sunni Waqf Board, Dr. M A Ajazi, who said that some people spread such false rumors to harm communal harmony. Such fake news should be strongly condemned.
This post was shared by a Facebook page named ‘Khujli To Hogi Hi’. This page has a total of 844,046 followers.
Conclusion: We found in our investigation that this claim is false. Actually this incident happened in 2013 when these religious books were found in a drain in Taif area of Saudi Arabia.
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