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Hashtag Scanner: #MathuraNext and #SaveMathuraMasjid Analysis

After a tweet by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, a debate broke out on social media and the trend of  #MathuraNext and #SaveMathuraMasjid was seen on Twitter. First let’s see what was the tweet of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Tweet of Keshav Prasad Maurya

In fact, KP Maurya, while commenting about the Shahi Idgah mosque built in Mathura, had said that the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and the temple in Kashi i.e. Banaras is also going on and now it is the turn to build a temple instead of the mosque built in Mathura.

After this tweet by KP Maurya, polarization started in the social media world and some users came in his support and started running #MathuraNext, while many people started the trend of #SaveMathuraMasjid against him. Here we will analyze this trend. But first let us understand what this issue is.

What is the issue of Mathura Shahi Masjid?

According to Hindu texts, Mathura is the birthplace of Shri Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. A section of Hindus believe that the site of the existing Idgah Shahi Masjid of Mathura was earlier a temple and that is where Lord Krishna of Hindus was born. In the 17th century, Aurangzeb demolished this temple and got a mosque built in a part of it, which is still present right next to the temple. This is also the main reason for this controversy.

Similar clams are used by a section of Hindus in India and in many mosques as well. However, on the basis of evidence and evidence, it would be difficult to say that earlier there was a temple here.

An agreement between Masjid Trust and Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh:

In this matter, an agreement was reached on 12 October 1968 between Shahi Idgah Masjid Trust and Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh. After this agreement some land of the mosque was vacated for the temple. During this, another case was filed in the court of the Civil Judge of Mathura. But on the basis of the agreement between Shri Krishna Janma Seva Sansthan and the Trust, it was closed. A decision of the court came in this regard on 20 July 1973. Then it was assumed forever that this dispute has now been settled forever.

Focal points

  • The #MATHURANEXT trend has seen a slew of tweets related to the demolition of the Shahi Idgah mosque. There are many inflammatory and provocative tweets in these tweets. that target a specific community.
  • The #MATHURANEXT trend also saw a large number of tweets from BJP leaders.
  • The #SaveMathuraMasjid trend was expected to come forward to protect the mosque and comply with the constitutional obligation of the Uttar Pradesh government.

Some of the tweets made under #MATHURANEXT

Ramesh Chowdhary’s tweet

Jean François Charles‘s tweet





Taranath Pujari’s tweet


Sunny Singh Thakur’s tweet




Tweets of BJP leaders

Dinesh chaudhary’s tweet


Awadhesh Singh’s tweets

Naveen Kumar’s tweet

OP Mishra’s tweet

Some tweets made under #SaveMathuraMasjid

Kashim’s tweet

Salim Dhoni’s tweet


Adil Sheikh’s tweet 

Afroz’s tweet


Data Analysis on #SaveMathuraMasjid and #MathuraNext

  • Timeline
  1. The timeline graph shows the number of tweets and replies made on both the hashtags #SaveMathuraMasjid and #MathuraNext. The graph peaked in tweets and replies as of December 1, with over 4,500 tweets and 2,700 replies.
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  • Hashtags Used

Many more hashtags were used along with these hashtags like #mathurachalo, #wakeupformathuramasjid, #mathura_ko_bhi_shuddha_karenge, etc. #MathuraNext and #SaveMathuraMasjid were used over 7,300 and 5,800 times respectively.

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  • Wordcloud:

Below is wordcloud which shows which words were used most often in tweets and replies on hashtags.

  • Mentioned Accounts:

The graph below shows which accounts were mentioned most often. Pradeep Bhandari (Pradeep 103) was mentioned the most as people were praising him in support of the hashtag. He was mentioned more than 370 times, followed by Yogi Adityanath (myogiadityanath) more than 100 times.

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  • Accounts with most Tweets/Replies:

The graph below shows the number of times a user has tweeted or replied to a hashtag. pavankumaar_ has tweeted/replied the most times, followed by ek_ldaki and ambikeshbjp.

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  • Verified Accounts

The graph below shows the verified accounts that tweeted/replied the most on the two hashtags. JankiBaat1 tweeted the most number of tweets with more than 25 tweets, followed by Zee_Hindustan and DineshBJP09 with 14 and 8 tweets respectively.