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No, a temple was Not demolished in Delhi’s Muslim majority area Noor Nagar

Written by Facto News Desk

An image has gone viral on social media, in which a demolished structure can be seen. The image is shared with a claim that the demolished structure is of a temple in a Muslim majority area of Delhi and it was demolished by the local Muslims. The caption insinuates that Muslims were accountable for the demolition of the religious structure.

The image was shared with a caption that reads in Hindi as, “दिल्ली के मुस्लिम बहुल नूर नगर में एक मंदिर को ध्वस्त करने के बाद निशान तक मिटाए जा रहे हैं। मंदिर गिराने वालों को मंदिर वहीं बनाना होगा!” (Which translates in English as, “All signs of a temple’s existence are being destroyed in a Muslim majority area of Delhi, Noor Nagar. Those who are demolishing the temple will have to construct it on the same site.”)

(Source: Screenshot/Facebook)

The link to the post can be seen here and its archive can be seen here.

Hitesh Shankar, the editor of Panchjanya weekly, a weekly magazine, also shared the same post. The link to the post can be seen here and its archive can be seen here.

(Source: Screenshot/Facebook)

FactO Check:

After the image went viral, Delhi police took to Twitter to refute the case of any communal issues. DCP South East Delhi Tweeted, “Local Police visited the spot to verify the contents of the tweet. The property belongs to a member of the Hindu Community who himself was dismantling/ clearing the built-up area adjacent to the temple in his own property. No harm to the temple has been caused and it is intact.”

Local Police visited the spot to verify the contents of the tweet. The property belongs to a member of the Hindu Community who himself was dismantling/ clearing the built up area adjacent to the temple in his own property. No harm to the temple has been caused and it is intact.

Later Hitesh Shankar replied on the Police’s tweet, with an image of a complaint filed by a Muslim resident of Noor Nagar to the ACP of Sukhdev Nagar. The complaint said that the land was donated by the grandfather to the village society for religious purposes. However, now the grandson has claimed the property and using it for constructing the residential complex. The temple there is the only temple of the locality where 50 non-Muslims worship. Hence, the complainant asked police to intervene and take action as the ‘matter becomes religious controversial’.

Conclusion:

We can conclude that the viral post is misleading. The temple was being demolished by the person of the same community as it was built on its personal land and no religious angle is involved. Hence, we can evidently conclude that the viral post is misleading.

 

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