A mosque in New Delhi’s Ashok Nagar Gali No. 5 was vandalized yesterday (February 25) and a flag bearing a picture of Lord Hanuman and line Jai Shree Ram was placed atop the minaret.
According to a report by The Quint, the flag is still placed there.
In a video doing rounds on the internet, a few people were seen climbing the mosque, vandalising it and putting the flag on top of the minaret.
They were chanting Hinduon ka Hindustan (a Hindustan for Hindus).
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There were also reports of a number of houses being looted by the miscreants while police remained absent from the spot.
It was later said that this was a fake video, but the presence of the flag on the mosque proves otherwise.
The confusion started because there is a mosque with a similar name in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, while this incident happened in Ashok Nagar. Fact check done by Alt News showed that the news of the mosque being vandalized is real.