Muslim women did not lift ‘kanwar’ on Mahashivratri 2019; this picture is old

A post is going viral on social media with pictures of Burkha clad women taking out a ‘kanwar yatra.’

The post claims that the picture was taken on on March 4th, Mahashivratri in Indore.

The caption read- ” इंदौर में महाशिवरात्री के मौके पर मुस्लिम माताओं बहनो ने बुर्का पहनकर उठाई कांवड़। ॐ नमः शिवाय लिखक्रर शिव भक्त मुस्लिम बहनों का स्वागत नहीं करोगे ?”

(Translation- Muslim mothers and sisters in Indore, lifted kanwar in burqa on the eve of Mahashivratri. Won’t you welcome Muslim sisters, shiv devotees by writing Om Namah Shivay? )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACT CHECK 

When NewsMobile put the pictures on Google reverse search, we found out the claim accompanying the pictures is FAKE.

We found out that though the pictures are from Indore, they were clicked in 2015.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the pictures are of Kanwar Yatra, organised by Backward and Minority Finance Corporation ex-chairman and Madhya Pradesh BJP working committee member Sam Pawari.

Another report by News18 dated August 24, 2015, used the same images.

The above fact check proves that the image were not clicked on Mahashivratri and the claims are fake.

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