Fact check: Picture of tomb in Prayagraj passed off as mosque at Old Delhi railway station

An image of a building that resembles a mosque is viral on social media. Users claim that it is a mosque built on the...

By Misha Rajani  Published on  13 Jan 2021 8:00 AM GMT
Fact check:  Picture of tomb in Prayagraj passed off as mosque at Old Delhi railway station

HYDERABAD: An image of a building that resembles a mosque is viral on social media. Users claim that it is a mosque built on the platform of the Old Delhi railway station.

Many social media users claim that the mosque hasn't been demolished, even though the Hanuman temple at Chandni Chowk was torn down last week as part of the area's redevelopment project.

"This mosque is on the platform of the Old Delhi railway station when anyone is daring to break it, or only Hanuman temple was the only obstacle. Raise voice guys retweet (sic)," reads the message. (Archive)

FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter found that the claim is false. The building is located at Prayagraj and not Old Delhi railway station.

We performed a reverse image search and found a Facebook post from 2016 that located the place at the Allahabad Junction (Prayagraj). A 2013 blog post with the title, "Masjid in Prayagaraj railway station" that carried the same image also states that the building in the viral image is located at Prayagaraj, Uttar Pradesh.

We also found a photo of the Allahabad Junction in a Business Standard story from January 2019. We compared the tomb in the report to the viral image and also confirmed that this tomb is at the Prayagraj Junction and not at the Old Delhi railway station and is called Line Shah Baba tomb.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Line+Shah+Baba/@25.4451662,81.8279086,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x65c2aee1e76d3153!8m2!3d25.4451662!4d81.8279086

A picture of a tomb at Prayagraj Junction has been falsely shared as a mosque at the Old Delhi railway station. The building in the viral image is located in Uttar Pradesh.

Evidently, the claim is false


Claim Review:Picture of mosque at Old Delhi railway station
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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