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Fact Check: Viral message regarding Masjid/Madrasa is falsely attributed to Rajasthan government

Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Rajasthan government has not taken any such decision, as claimed in the viral post.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: September 1, 2021

Vishvas News (New Delhi): A message going viral on social media claims that the Rajasthan government has taken a decision on Janmashtami to please the Muslims. In this, a picture is being made viral referring to the IPC section. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Rajasthan government has not taken any such decision or made any such post, as claimed in the viral message.

Claim

Facebook user Amit Kumar Sangwan shared a poster on September 1 writing: “राजस्थान सरकार के द्वारा बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण IPc की धारा में मदरसा मस्जिद के संदर्भ में निर्णय लेकर तमाम आलम ए इस्लाम के लोगों को राहत पहुंचाने का एक शानदार गिफ्ट हिंदुओ को जन्माष्टमी पर दिया है अब अगर जिहादी आपके घर के आगे मजार या मस्जिद बनाते है और आप उनको रोकते है तो 3 साल के लिए आपको सीधे जेल होगी।कोई जमानत नही। आप आगे भी कांग्रेस को वोट देकर अपने घर में ही मजार बनवा सकते हो वो भी फ्री में। इस भाईचारे का सारा श्रेय सेकुलर हिंदुओ को जाता है गहलोत सरकार का सभी सेकुलर हिंदुओ की तरफ से आभार प्रकट करते हैं और सारे सेकुलर हिन्दू गहलोत सरकार से उम्मीद करते है की वो ऐसे ही हिंदुओ की जड़े आगे भी खोदते रहे। और इस सुंदर कार्य के लिए सेकुलर हिंदुओ का वोट आपके लिए पक्का समझे।” (English translation: “A wonderful gift to Hindus by the Government of Rajasthan to bring relief to the people of Alam-e-Islam by taking a decision regarding the Madrasa Masjid in the very important section under IPC. It is decided on Janmashtami, now if jihadis build a tomb or mosque in front of your house and you stop them, then you will be directly jailed for 3 years. No bail. You can even get a mazar built in your own home by voting for Congress, that too for free. All the credit for this brotherhood goes to the secular Hindus, thanks to the Gehlot government on behalf of all secular Hindus and all secular Hindus expect the Gehlot government to continue digging the roots of similar Hindus. And consider the vote of secular Hindus sure for you for this beautiful work).

The archived version of the viral post can be viewed by clicking here. Apart from Facebook, this post is also viral on Twitter and WhatsApp.

Investigation

We started our investigation by searching on Google regarding the news reports related to Masjid/Madrasa. We could not find even a single news related to the viral post.

We started searching the social media accounts of Rajasthan Police. We checked the Twitter handle of Rajasthan Police. We found a tweet on the handle of Rajasthan Police made on September 1, 2021. It stated that for quite some time a message is being circulated on Social Media by some mischievous elements with the aim of misleading the general public, which is false and misleading. We request you not to forward any such message. Legal action can be taken for spreading such misinformation.

https://twitter.com/PoliceRajasthan/status/1432778450792697857

Vishvas News contacted Lokesh Sharma, OSD to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Calling the viral post as fake, he said that action will be taken against those who make such false and misleading posts viral in the context of Rajasthan. Lokesh Sharma also made a tweet in this regard. In this, he has urged the people to avoid indulging in such propaganda and be helpful in preventing it from being publicized.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Amit Kumar Sangwan who shared the viral post. We found that the user is influenced by a particular ideology. The user has 3254 friends on Facebook.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Rajasthan government has not taken any such decision, as claimed in the viral post.

  • Claim Review : Rajasthan government has taken a decision on Janmashtami to please the Muslims.
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Amit Kumar Sangwan
  • Fact Check : False
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