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Sudarshan News Misleadingly Claims That Namaz Was Offered In Badrinath Temple During Bakrid

Written by Facto News Desk

Sudarshan News reported on July 22, 20121, that Namaz was offered at the Badrinath temple on the occasion of Bakrid.  The report was tweeted with the caption that reads in Hindi as, “बकरीद के दिन बद्रीनाथ धाम में पढ़ी गई नमाज, स्थानीय हिंदुओं में गुस्सा . पुलिस ने अब तक 15 लोगों के खिलाफ किया केस दर्ज.” (Which translates in English as, “Namaz offered in Badrinath Dham on Bakrid, anger among local Hindus. Police has registered a case against 15 people so far.“)

Source: Twitter/Screenshot

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

The post is also being shared on Facebook.

Source: Facebook/Screenshot


On searching with the keyword, “Badrinath, namaz on Bakrid”, we found a report published by AajTak on July 23, 2021. The report quoted the Superintendent of police, Yashwant Singh Chauhan, who had refuted the viral claim. According to Chauhan, ” A new parking lot almost 1 kilometer away from the Badrinath temple premise is being constructed, the constructor of the project is a Hindu named Narendra Pawar who has hired Muslim workers for the project.” He further said that 15 construction workers on July 21, 2021, offered namaz in a closed space without the loudspeaker or presence of Maulvi. Chauhan said that no concessions were held on Bakrid.

Chamoli Police through the official Twitter handle also posted a video of SP Chauhan, in which he refuted the viral claim and called it as misleading. The video was shared with the caption that read, “पुलिस अधीक्षक चमोली श्री यशवंत सिंह चौहान महोदय द्वारा श्री बद्रीनाथ धाम के सम्बन्ध में वायरल सूचना के सम्बन्ध में दी गयी विस्तृत जानकारी। चमोली पुलिस का आप सभी से निवेदन कृपया बिना तत्थयों की पुष्टि किये कोई भी भ्रामक खबर साझा ना करें।” (Which translates in English as, “The detailed information given by the Superintendent of Police, Chamoli, Shri Yashwant Singh Chouhan, regarding the viral information regarding Shri Badrinath Dham. Chamoli police request all of you, please do not share any misleading news without verifying the facts.”

Chamoli Police also shared a screenshot of a post refuting the viral claim that Namaz was offered in the Badrinath temple with the caption that reads, “कृपया अफवाहों से बचें बिना सत्यता को जाने कोई भी खबर साझा ना करें।” (Which translates in English as, “Please don’t share any news without knowing the truth.

Conclusion: It is evident from various official sources that the viral claim shared by Sudarshan News and other social media users is misleading and false.



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