Fact Check: Video of Indians in Spain celebrating construction of Ram mandir is FALSE

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 July 2020 4:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of Indians in Spain celebrating construction of Ram mandir is FALSE

Hyderabad: A Twitter user, @RenukaJain6, posted a video allegedly of a procession taken out by Indians in Spain to support the construction of the Ram mandir.

The Hindi tweet translated to, "Every house will be coloured saffron and Ram will come again. A small procession was taken out by Indians in Spain in support of the construction of the Ram mandir."



The same video was posted on Facebook with the same claim.

Fact check:

NewsMeter has verified that the video does not show Indians celebrating the construction of the Ram mandir in Spain and the claims are FALSE.

We extracted keyframes from the video using InVid verification tool. A reverse image search of one of the keyframes led to several posts with titles like "Dhol Tasha on the streets of Spain" and "Swargandhar's International Tour to Spain".

Dhol Celebrations In Spain (2)

We then used the keywords "Dhol Tasha", "Spain", and "Swargandhar" to search for YouTube. We found that the same video had been posted by a YouTube channel, Swargandhar Dhol Tasha Pathak. The video was taken during Swargandhar troupe's tour of Spain in 2018.

Dhol Tasha Pathak is a well-known form of celebration from Maharashtra. They use traditional Maratha musical instruments and human formations to attract crowds during celebrations. These groups usually perform during occasions like Gudi Padwa, Navratri, and Ganesh Chaturthi. Swargandhar is one such female troupe from Maharashtra.

Therefore, the video that is circulating on social media claiming to show Indians celebrating the construction of the Ram Mandir is an old video from 2018. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review:Video of Indians in Spain celebrating construction of Ram mandir
Claimed By:Social Media User
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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