Fact Check: UP hotel did not deny room to Asaduddin Owaisi because of his faith

A video has gone viral on various social media platforms showing AIMIM UP President Shaukat Ali arguing at the hotel reception in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  22 Jan 2022 6:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: UP hotel did not deny room to Asaduddin Owaisi because of his faith

Hyderabad: A video has gone viral on various social media platforms showing AIMIM UP President Shaukat Ali arguing at the hotel reception in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Users claim that the hotel refused a room to All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

"Hotels in UP refuse to provide Owaisi a room because of his inflammatory communal politics at all times threatening Hindus and nearly at all times abusing Yogiji and Modiji," reads the thumbnail of the video


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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

With the help of a relevant keyword search, NewsMeter found a report by Live Hindustan quoting the hotel manager Vipul as saying that as per guidelines, they need prior approval before allotting rooms to any political figures.

"We operate within the confines of the law. I am ready to give the room once I receive authorization", said the hotel manager as per the report by Hindustan.

He said the hotel does not believe in any kind of discrimination.

Further, OpIndia spoke to a hotel employee Arvind Singh Katheria, who claimed to have looked into the arrangements of the entire AIMIM team. The team stayed in the hotel from January 4 to 6. He refuted the reports that Owaisi was denied a room in the hotel.

According to him, if a member of any political party checks into a hotel, a letter must be issued in advance to the district magistrate's office, which would then alert the hotel and make the necessary security arrangements for the team. The hotel had not received a letter from the district magistrate's office since it had not been forwarded to them by the AIMIM team in advance.

Hence, the claim is misleading. One of the AIMIM members started spreading rumors that the AIMIM chief had been denied a room in the hotel because of his faith.

Claim Review:AIMIM chief denied a room because of his religion
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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