FACT CHECK: Picture of demolished mosque is from Gujarat, not Uttar Pradesh

A picture of a demolished mosque is circulating on social media. Users claim that the incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  2 Nov 2021 11:15 AM GMT
FACT CHECK: Picture of demolished mosque is from Gujarat, not Uttar Pradesh

HYDERABAD: A picture of a demolished mosque is circulating on social media. Users claim that the incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh.

Facebook users are sharing the image with the Hindi hashtag '#uttarpradesh'. Twitter users are sharing the image with a similar narrative.



FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the same picture in a tweet dated August 7, 2014. The tweet carried three other pictures of the demolition of a mosque with a caption, "Ahmedabad: illegally built Mosque demolished in extended Juhapura Ahmedabad by AMC".

All pictures in the tweet carried the watermark of "DeshGujarat", an online media organization based in Ahmedabad.

The tweet also carried an article of DeshGujarat published on August 7, 2014. "Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) observed that several illegal structures including warehouses, ice factories, and one religious construction were built over AMC's land reserved for waste disposal plants," the report said.

Therefore, the AMC demolished religious structures and other illegal constructions. The AMC teams arrived at Vishala-Narol road in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on August 6, 2014, with a police force and demolished all illegal constructions.

"DeshGujarat", tweeted the same on August 6, 2014.

Therefore, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A picture of a demolished mosque shows an incident from Uttar Pradesh.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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