A picture has been going viral on social media with a claim that Muslims in Sri Lanka are demolishing the mosque and are converting into Hinduism.
श्री लंका में मुसलमान अपने ही हाथो से तोड़ रहे हैं मस्जिद और अपना रहे हैं हिन्दू धर्म.
मुस्लिम बोलते हैं कि हमें अब इस्लाम धर्म की घिनौनी और नफ़रत से भरी असलियत समझ आ गयी,” the text read.
(TRANSLATION – In Sri Lanka, Muslims are demolishing the mosque with their own hands and the converting to Hindu religion. Muslims say that we now have understood the hatred in the religion.)
When NewsMobile fact-checked the post, we found the claim to be fake.
When we ran a Reverse Image Serch on the picture, we came across many local media reports from Srilanka. We also found a report by Daily Mirror.
The per the reports, the reason being the demolition was that it was funded by a foreign organization.
The titles read – ‘Muslims demolish NTJ mosque in Kekirawa’. As per the reports, Muslims and devotees of the main mosque demolished a mosque used by the National Thawheed Jama’at (NTJ) at Madatugama in Kekirawa on May 29, 2019.
The reports also quote the chief of the main mosque M.H.M. Akbar Khan, who states that the mosque in question was funded by a foreign organization. He said they had decided to demolish the mosque considering the current situation in the country and said there was no need of two mosques.
This proves that the post is misleading as the claim is False.
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