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Viral Hoax Claims Weapons Seized From Mosques In J&K

Viral Hoax Claims Weapons Seized From Mosques In J&K

The images are from 2016 when Gujarat police busted an illegal weapons racket operating out of a hotel.

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Claim

"The central gov't has taken custody of all masjids and it's seizures in Kashmir."

Fact

The images are from 2016 when Gujarat police busted an illegal weapons racket operating out of a hotel and not from mosques in the state of Jammu And Kashmir. The photograph of guns lying on the table and sofa revealed that it was picked up from a Tumblr post on guns dated March 3, 2019. The same images were earlier viral with the false claim that weapons were seized from a mosque in Gujarat. BOOM had earlier debunked these image on July 24, 2019.

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Claim

"The central gov't has taken custody of all masjids and it's seizures in Kashmir."

Fact

The images are from 2016 when Gujarat police busted an illegal weapons racket operating out of a hotel and not from mosques in the state of Jammu And Kashmir. The photograph of guns lying on the table and sofa revealed that it was picked up from a Tumblr post on guns dated March 3, 2019. The same images were earlier viral with the false claim that weapons were seized from a mosque in Gujarat. BOOM had earlier debunked these image on July 24, 2019.

  To read more click here

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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