Namaz was not performed inside a Hanuman Temple in Prayagraj.

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Hanuman mandir, Prayagraj. A peace incarnate offered namaz inside temple premises and hindus being high level pussies neither objected nor kicked him out of there.Irony is that it’s a mandir of Bajrang Bali.

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Explanation

A video of a young man who is allegedly offering Namaz in a temple in Prayagraj is being virally shared in social media. This was tweeted by Panchjanya with a Hindi caption, a weekly magazine of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its twitter handle. The tweet has been deleted now.

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This video was tweeted by Uttar Pradesh.ORG News with a Hindi caption that this video is being virally shared on social media.

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 What’s the truth?

The Prayagraj Police has identified the young man as Vaibhav Tripathi and uploaded a video of him in its twitter page. In the video, the man can be seen saying that he was doing Vajrasana (Yoga pose) which many misunderstood to be Namaz posture. Vajrasana is a common form of worship among Hindus during prayers or while doing Yoga. He also points out that some people might have assumed his religious identity as Muslim due to his looks.

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Prayagraj Police’s Senior Superintendent of Police also termed the claim of namaz being offered in temple as not true. He also warned that strict action will be taken against those spreading rumours about this.

Conclusion

We find the claim made by several users on social media and supporters of right wing along with the RSS mouth magazine Panchjanya to be false. A Hindu man doing Vajrasana is being wrongly shared as a Muslim man offering Namaz.

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