Fact Check: Here’s the truth about the Delhi mosque video

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A video of people offering Namaz by the roadside is being circulated on social media with a claim that it was taken during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19.
” यह हालात हैं दिल्ली के पटपड़गंज के रोड पर जो मस्जिद बनी हुई है उस पर सरेआम कानून की धज्जियां उड़ाई जा रही है
और अरविंद केजरीवाल बोल रहे हैं कि आप हमें सुझाव दो हमें क्या करना चाहिए शर्म आनी चाहिए केजरीवाल को, ” The caption read.
(Translation: This is the situation at the mosque on Patparganj road in Delhi, where they are violating law in broad daylight. And Arvind Kejriwal is asking for suggestions, he should be ashamed.



NewsMobile fact-checked the video and found that the claim is misleading.
We extracted the keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. We found the same video on Facebook, dated March 21, 2020.

On further investigation, we found a tweet by the official Twitter account of DCP East Delhi. The tweet clarified that the video in question is old and is being used with a malicious intent to spread rumours.

Moreover, the Delhi government imposed the lockdown from March 23 onwards and a nationwide lockdown was imposed by the central government from March 25 onwards.
Hence, the above information proves that the video was not shot during the lockdown.

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