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Fact Check: No “Farman” issued by Rajasthan Government for those who misbehave with mosque

Since 31st August,2021, a message about the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan went viral on social media. In this, there was talk of amending the law for misbehaving with the employees of any mosque or madrasa. The message claimed that the law has been amended to provide for three years imprisonment for doing so or causing harm or obstruction to them.

Image viral on Social Media

Many people posted about this on social media. Public reaction to the amendment was mixed. Some praised Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for such an act, while some made fun of being secular.


Fact Check:

Reverse image search of the above image revealed that Rajasthan Police has also used this image in their post and declared it to be a fake message being circulated on social media. No such statement has been issued by the Rajasthan government.

Rajasthan’s Police Statement:

#FakeNews Alert ~ For some time a message by mischievous elements with the aim of misleading the general public #SocialMedia But it is going viral which is false and misleading. We request you not to forward any such message. Legal action can be taken for spreading such misinformation.

Rajasthan’s police tweet giving Fake News Alert

Therefore, the above viral image claimed to be a Farman by Rajasthan’s government is fake and misleading.