A video is going viral on social media. It can be seen in the video that a small idol of Lord Ganesha is being worshipped by placing it on the ground, and the police is taking it away. A policeman tries to snatch the idol of Ganesh Ji from the public, meanwhile, the people present there, try to snatch the idol from that policeman.
What is the claim in the viral video?
गणेशोत्सव में केरल में ये हालात हो गए है हिन्दुओ के हिन्दू अपना त्योहार भी नही मना सकता है कितना दुखद है निदनीय है कि हिन्दू अपने देश मे पूजा नही कर सकती जबकि भारत को धर्म निरपेक्ष देश कहा जाता है जागो। हिन्दुओ अभी भी समय है नही तो पूरे देश मे यही हालहोगा
🌹जय श्रीराम🌹🚩 pic.twitter.com/MspeYdrDmF
— Pushpendra Pillewar (@MayankPillewar) September 13, 2021
केरल में ये हालात हो गए है हिन्दुओ के कि हिन्दू अपना त्योहार भी नही मना सकता , गणपति पूजा करते भक्तों को अपराधियों की तरह पुलिस उठाकर ले गयी। pic.twitter.com/ltBxeMbtjD
— सिंह (@Singh51173240) September 13, 2021
It is being claimed that this video is from the state of Kerala where Hindus are not even allowed to celebrate Ganeshotsav. While sharing this video, many users wrote, this situation has happened during Ganeshotsav in Kerala. Hindus cannot even celebrate festivals in their own country.
What is the truth?
To know the truth behind the viral video, we searched the keywords related to it on different sites. Also in the search result, we found this video with news on a YouTube channel named Hindu Today. The title of the video was ‘Police officer removed the idol of Lord Ganesha in Rakshapuram area of Hyderabad’. However, in this video, the news has been told in Telugu along with the clip of the viral video.
Next phase of the investigation
Also, we contacted Santosh Nagar police station in the Rakshapuram area of Hyderabad in the next phase of the investigation. An official said that this case of Rakshapuram Colony belonged to Sep 10. There was a dispute between two groups regarding the establishment of the idol of Lord Ganesh on the vacant land of the colony. As soon as we got information about this, we went there and arrested some people in this case, who were later released.
The vacant land of the Rakshapuram colony is in dispute, so Lord Ganesha idol was stopped from being installed there. There is no communal angle in this whole matter. It is clear that the claim being made with the viral video on social media is false. This video is not from Kerala but from Hyderabad. At the same time, there is no communal angle in the matter seen in the video.