Narsinghanand Sends Minor Muslim Boy Who Inadvertently Entered Temple to Police

Date: 13 October 2021

Militant Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati took a 10-year-old Muslim boy to police for questioning after he inadvertently entered the Dasna Devi temple – the very same temple for entering which a minor Muslim boy was viciously assaulted in March, 2021.

The boy told police that he had come to the area to visit his pregnant sister-in-law admitted to the community health centre (CHC) adjacent to the temple. He said that he accidentally entered the temple but was caught by the management and handed over to police.

“After verifying the veracity of the boy’s statements, he was allowed to go,” police said.

Superintendent of Police (Rural) Iraj Raja told PTI that the boy’s family had shifted here last year and he was not familiar with the area and therefore, entered the temple inadvertently.

Narsinghanand released a video on social media in which a policeman is seen holding the hand of the Muslim boy while the Hindutva leader speaks on the incident.

In it, Narsinghanand, who is the priest at the temple, is heard saying that the boy was sent to snoop on him and that the boy’s community has “trained killers” of his age. He also accuses the boy of entering the temple to “carry out a recce”.




Video shared with false claim that a temple was set ablaze in Kashmir

DAte: 12 october 2021

A video of a row of houses on fire was shared on social media with the claim that a temple was set on fire in Kashmir’s Zainpora area. The video was shared against the backdrop of a spate of recent attacks against the minority Hindu and Sikh communities in Kashmir. Militant outfit, The Resistant Force (TRF), claimed responsibility for the attack in a school where two teachers were killed.

Twitter handle ‘@SarahLGates1‘ posted this video and wrote that there was an “arson terrorist attack” on a temple in Shopian. The video amassed 2,683 views before being deleted.

User ‘@singh55_‘ also tweeted the visuals alleging that Muslims were behind the alleged attack.

Alt News performed a keyword search which led us to a tweet by DD News Srinagar dated October 7. It stated that a fire had broken out in the Parimpora area of ​​Srinagar.

Local outlet ‘Greater Kashmir‘ had published an article about this incident. According to the article, a few houses had caught fire in Parimpora on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Thus, a video of a fire that broke out in Srinagar’s Parimpora area was falsely shared with a communal angle. The claim that a temple was set ablaze by Muslims is false.