Fact Check: Old video of WB temple caving-in passed off as Ayodhya Ram Mandir

A video of a temple crumbling on the river bank is viral on social media. Users claim that the video is of Ayodhya’s Ram temple.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  26 Nov 2021 7:31 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old video of WB temple caving-in passed off as Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Hyderabad: A video of a temple crumbling on the river bank is viral on social media.

Users claim that the video is of Ayodhya's Ram temple.

"Where Ram temple has been built in place of Babri mosque. That Ram temple is now being submerged in the water," translates a caption of the post written in Bengali.



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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to the 2019 video on YouTube channel 'Sabyasachi Pathak'. In the description, it said the incident occurred in Mathurapur, Malda in West Bengal. The video had similar visuals. That can be seen at 0:47 seconds. People can also be heard talking in Bengali.


A similar news report was also published by News 18 Bangla on their website on October 25, 2019. According to the description of the video, an erosion in the river Fulhar in Malda took place where a part of the river embankment sunk. The incident led to panic among the locals after which many villagers began migrating from the area. In the report, the visuals of the temple getting submerged in the river can be seen from 0:13 seconds.

The Fact Check Team further compared the visuals of the viral video and the original video.


It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The viral video has no relation with Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The video is of a temple in Malda, West Bengal.

Claim Review:Video of Ram mandir caving in river bank
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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