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Weekly Wrap: Fabricated Claims On Mangaluru Mosque, False Image of First Iftar Party of Independent India & More

Communal misinformation reigned over the social media platforms this week. While visuals from a  Mangaluru Mosque were shared with false claims to allege that it showed a Kerala temple that was converted to a Mosque, an old piece of misinformation surrounding JNU was revived yet again on WhatsApp. From a photograph of India’s first cabinet participating in a luncheon falsely shared as the first Iftar party of independent India, to a video of a gun wielding girl from UP shared with misleading claim, here are our top 5 fact checks from this week:

Viral Video Of Police Recovering A Gun From A ‘Female Teacher’ In UP Is False

A video of a police woman recovering a gun while frisking a female is going viral on social media, claiming to show a female teacher from Uttar Pradesh. According to the investigation conducted by Newschecker, the female caught with a country made pistol in Mainpuri is neither Muslim, nor a school teacher. Read more here

Fabricated claims on Mangaluru mosque go viral

Muslims Converted Ancient Temple In Kerala To A Mosque? No, Video of Mangaluru Mosque Shared With False Claim

A video showing an old structure complete with an adjoining pond, built in the style of architecture typical to Kerala, is being shared widely on social media alleging that an ancient Hindu temple in the state has been converted into a mosque. Newschecker found that the claim that Muslims converted an ancient temple in Kerala to a mosque, is false.  Read more here.

Free Accommodation For Muslims & No Entry For Hindus At JNU’s J&K Hostel? No, Viral Claim Is False

An image claiming to show buildings inside the JNU situated in the national capital is being circulated widely as a WhatsApp forward alleging that the J&K hostel inside the university campus with a capacity to house 400 students, provides free accommodation to Muslims from the state and does not allow members of other religions including Hindus to be housed there. Newschecker has found the claim to be false. Read more here.

No, Viral Image Doesn’t Show First Iftar Party Of Independent India

A photograph, in which several prominent Indian politicians of the past, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr BR Ambedkar among others, can be seen seated for a meal, is going viral with a claim to show the ‘first iftar party of independent India.’ Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. Read more here.

Elephant Attacks Father-Son Duo Over Attempt To Feed It Meat? No, Viral Claim Is Misleading

A shocking video that shows an elephant reacting in rage, coiling its trunk around a toddler and attempting to fling the child after he offers the animal something to eat, is going viral on social media.  Users who posted the video claimed that the animal retaliated after the “Muslim fellow tried to give meat to Elephant.” Newschecker has found the claim to be untrue. Read more here.


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Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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