Temporary sanitation arrangement in Varanasi temple is falsely shared as open toilets in Ayodhya Ram temple.

Claim

India: Mass Shitting arrangements in Ayodhya India for cHindu devotee’s visiting Ram Temple. They can do it in the open, sitting side by side.

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Explanation

The consecration ceremony at Ayodhya Ram temple is scheduled to take place on January 22. Meanwhile, multiple unverified pieces of information are being shared relating to the Ayodhya Ram temple.

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A video clip showing squat toilets arranged in rows is being shared to claim “Mass shitting arrangements were made in Ayodhya for Hindu devotees visiting Ram temple”. The post further claims that they are open toilets. Some of such posts can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When searching for the video, we found an X post mentioning that it was from Varanasi. With further search, we found matching visuals in a couple of videos uploaded on YouTube.

One of the Youtube videos is titled “Swarved Mahamandir Dham Varanasi” and was uploaded on 11, December 2023. This video shows temporary accommodation and sanitation arrangements for visitors. We also found another video on YouTube with similar visuals of temporary toilets and tents. This video was uploaded on 12, December 2023 and mentioned as Swarved Mahamandir in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

YouTurn came across and covered a similar claim earlier. The temporary squat toilets were separated using tarpaulin during events that hosted thousands of people. A similar tarpaulin is also found in the viral video, and the comparison is shown below.

When searching further, we found that the temple in Varanasi was inaugurated on 18, December 2023. This shows that the temporary tents and sanitation were arranged in Varanasi ahead of the inauguration. This visual is falsely being shared as open sanitation in the Ayodhya Ram temple.

Conclusion

It is found that a video clip of a temporary sanitation arrangement in a temple in Varanasi is falsely shared as an open sanitation arrangement in Ayodhya Ram temple.

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