Hyderabad: Farmers in India have been protesting against the bills passed in the Parliament in September 2020. Meanwhile, on 20 December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rakab Gunj Gurudwara in Delhi.
Amid this situation, a picture is being shared on Facebook, with a claim that read, "When NaMo visited the Delhi Gurudwara, the committee removed carpet so that he walks barefoot in this Delhi cold weather. Also, while returning not a single person accompanied him. What a pathetic treatment given to him."
The claim that the Gurudwara Committee removed the carpet deliberately before the PM's visit is FALSE.
According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj and paid tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh guru. Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose death anniversary was observed on 19 December, was cremated at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj which is near the Parliament House in New Delhi.
Normally, a visit by the Prime Minister to any part of the country entails a detailed security protocol. It involves massive police deployment and traffic barriers are put up for his convoy to pass. His visit to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj was devoid of such elaborate arrangements.
When NewsMeter observed the videos published in various media reports about this visit, we can see that the PM and his security personnel voluntarily walked on the Gurudwara floor, even though the carpet has been laid out. The Gurudwara committee did not deliberately remove the carpet.
Modi offered prayers during his visit to the gurdwara for which no police bandobast or traffic barriers were put in place to restrict the movement of the common man, official sources said.
"This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the pious body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated. I felt extremely blessed. I, like millions around the world, am deeply inspired by the kindnesses of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji," PM Modi had tweeted on the occasion.
The statement that not a single person accompanied him on his return is also false. In several pictures of this visit tweeted by the Prime Minister himself we can see many people greeting and taking pictures with him.
Therefore, the claim that the Gurudwara Committee removed the carpet deliberately before the PM's visit is FALSE.