A video of two policemen arguing with locals is viral on all social media platforms with the following message “दिल्ली किराड़ी में रमज़ान में सभी मस्जिदो में आजान नही देने का फरमान पुलिस ने कहा LG साहब का ऑर्डर है” which translates Lieutenant Governor of Delhi ordered police for not giving permission of azaan to all mosques in Ramzan in Delhi.
Claim: The video claims to be of the Kiradi area in Delhi where two policemen argued with the locals that Azaan is not allowed in mosques if Delhi.
— मीडिया आलोचक (@002Habiib) April 23, 2020
दिल्ली में रमज़ान में सभी मस्जिदो में आजान नही देने का फरमान पुलिस ने कहा @LtGovDelhi साहब का ऑर्डर है
— Chai Addict (@salmanalvi2) April 23, 2020
After this video went viral the deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia clarified on his official twitter account that there is no restriction on azaan. In the lockdown, there is a complete ban on assembly of people for prayers in mosques or at any other religious places.
अजान के लिए कोई पाबंदी नहीं है. लॉकडाउन में मस्जिदों में नमाज़ के लिए इकट्ठा होने या किसी अन्य धार्मिक स्थल पर पूजा आदि के लिए लोगों के इकट्ठा होने पर पूरी तरह पाबंदी है. https://t.co/OxYGiqaIrR
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 24, 2020
Many media houses also carried out the version of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodiya in this regard.
Even the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and Delhi Police also clarified on their official twitter handles regarding this rumor of Ban on Azaan in mosques.
It has come to notice that a video has been circulating in social media regarding instructions being given for not reciting azaan by Police. @DelhiPolice has already communicated that no such instructions have been given and has clarified the same in their advisory. https://t.co/d0NvsK5k5s
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) April 24, 2020
Important Information. pic.twitter.com/wCXgaWIqoX
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 24, 2020
Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the claims made in the viral video regarding the ban on azaan were found to be false.
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