A picture of Muslims offering prayer on the read is being circulated on social media. The post claims that a new mosque has been found near Dariya Ganj while metro construction was underway.
“DLHI KE DARIYA GANJ ME METRO KI KHUDAI ME 1 NAYI MASJID NIKLI HAI JISE MEDIA CHIPA RAHA HAI…YE MASJID AKBAR ADALI MASJID HAI . JISE BRITISH HUQUMAT NE 1857 ME DAFNA DIYA THA…….
IS MSG KO ITNA SHARE KAREN KI SAARI DUNIA KO PATA CHAL JAYE.” the caption read.
(Translation: A new mosque has been found near Dariya Ganj while metro construction was underway the media is trying to hide. The is Akbar Adali mosque, which was buried by Britishers in 1857. Spread this message so much so that everybody knows)
The above post has more than 91,000 shares.
When we checked the post, we found it to be misleading.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found that the picture is from 2011.
A report published in The Hindu, published on January 15, 2011, featured this image and the headline read, ‘ Syed Bukhari leads Friday prayers at site of demolished mosque in Delhi.’
According to the report Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari along with a large number of people offered Friday prayers at Jangpura B-Block in South Delhi, where the ‘Noor Masjid‘ was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority on January 12, 2011.
However, we also found other media reports from 2012 that suggest that archaeological remains of a mosque, supposed to be the 17th-century ‘Akbarabadi Masjid’, were found near Delhi Metro side identified for the Jama Masjid station.
The above information proves that the post is misleading.
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