Fact-Check: Are Dalits not allowed to enter the Gorakhnath Temple, as claimed by India Today

Rahul Kanwal, a senior journalist from India Today shared fake news early morning on 26th December that his channel was going to run an episode that exposed the “ugly reality of India”. He claimed that their report showed that Dalits are not allowed in several of the biggest temples in India, including Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur.

Gorakhnath Temple is incidentally the temple belonging to the Nath sampraday, of which, Yogi Adityanath, the CM of Uttar Pradesh is the Mahant.

Several times it has been reiterated, even by the Mahant of Gorakhnath, that even Muslims hold the faith of Gorakhnath very close to their heart. However, this claim by Rahul Kanwal left many people in shock.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

No sooner had Rahul Kanwal tweeted did the reactions to this report, which has not been telecast yet, started pouting in. Abhinav Prakash, a Dalit himself instantly rubbished Rahul Kanwal’s assertions. He said that he himself has been to Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur along with many Dalits.

A Twitter user called Vikas Pandey then tweeted that another netizen, Gaurav Kumar was on his way to Gorakhnath to take sound bites from devotees there to debunk this motivated campaign by India Today and Rahul Kanwal. He said that Gaurav would be interviewing several people who belong to SC/ST and have been living and working inside temple premises.

Soon enough, Gaurav tweeted three videos with the statements from people who have been living and working in Gorakhpur.

Gaurav tweeted the video of one Dalit worker of the temple who lives and works within the Gorakhnath temple premises. He said that he has been working in Gorakhnath Temple since 1964 and allegations that Dalits are not allowed inside Gorakhnath Temple is rubbish.

He said that there has been no discrimination of any sort with him as a Dalit in all these years in Gorakhnath Temple and that he has worked and lived there with dignity. He said till date, he has been treated well and that he is extremely attached to Gorakhnath.

Another gentleman who was interviewed said that he himself is connected to the Dalit community and in Gorakhnath nobody ever asks a devotee his caste or religion. Everyone is free to visit and he himself has been going to the Gorakhnath Temple for the past few years. When asked why Rahul Kanwal would assert that Dalits are discriminated against at Gorakhnath, he said that he might have a policial agenda to make such wild claims.

A third video was also tweeted by Gaurav Kumar. A worker of Gorakhnath Temple called Shravan invited Rahul Kanwal to visit the temple before making wild accusations.

He said that he has been working at the Gorakhnath temple for a long time and even Muslims and Christians work and live there. He said that a person who works with him within temple premises is a Muslim and nobody has faced any discrimination at Gorakhnath Temple ever.

This is not the first time Rahul Kanwal or India Today have been caught spreading fake news. Earlier, Rahul Kanwal spread fake news about Meerut police filing false cases. India Today too has been caught spreading fake news several times.

With Dalits themselves busting holes in Rahul Kanwal’s propaganda, one is forced to wonder the ultimate goal of such faulty news reports. It is evident that disenchanting Dalits and creating a wedge between Hindus is the end goal of Congress and perhaps, the party is depending on a little help from Media friendlies like Rahul Kanwal and India Today.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Actor R Madhavan offers support to PM Modi to urge voters to cast votes in elections, gets trolled by ‘liberals’

Because of their sheer bitterness for Modi, these cynics are in no mood to spare anyone who comes out in support of Modi
AAP Candidate for Gautam Budh Nagar disqualified

AAP candidate for Gautam Buddh Nagar disqualified for failing to arrange 10 persons to back her nomination

As the AAP is not recognised as a national party by the EC, their candidate has to arrange a minimum of 10 people as proposers at the Returning Officer's office to back her nomination.
Tejaswi Surya attacked for Ayudha Puja

Congress IT cell attacks BJP’s Bangalore South candidate for performing Ayudha Puje as per Hindu rituals

Ayudha Puje is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India which falls during the Navratri

NC Lok Sabha candidate Akbar Lone begins a rally with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, says will abuse anyone who abuses Pakistan

Akbar Lone, NC Lok Sabha candidate for Baramulla, said that the country across is a Muslim country and abusing Pakistan would mean he is abusing himself
Owner of AAP propaganda blog agitated when Sushma Swaraj stands up for two underage Hindu girls

AAP propaganda site owner gets angry after India expresses concerns over atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj's move to seek details of the Incident had agitated quite a few people in Pakistan, including their Information and Broadcasting minister Ch Fawad Hussain, who saw it as an intervention in Pakistan's internal matters.

Congress-friendly journalist tries to shield Dynasty, but Rahul Gandhi spoils the party by pulling a Rahul

Even though journalist Pallavi Ghosh sends out feelers to Congress President, he goes ahead and does completely the opposite.

Where is the money? Rahul Gandhi’s promise is going to cost a whopping Rs 3.60 lakh crore a year, 13% of union budget

Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme of Congress party ensures monthly income of Rs 12,000 for 20% of India's population

Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Guarantee could kill all other subsidies and be the mother of all scams

Remember, India’s worst-case scenario is also the Dynasty’s best case scenario.

Facebook arbitrarily suspends account of activist Anshul Saxena, fails to restore account despite no wrongdoing

The social media giant, Facebook, has allegedly resorted to arbitrarily suspending the account of social media user Anshul Saxena
Malala has maintained a conspicuous silence over atrocities on Hindu girls in her country

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala’s silence on abduction and forceful conversion of two Hindu girls is deafening

Malala, who often preaches the world about feminist adventures and jumps in to display her intellect over human rights issues especially against women across the world seems to have not found her voice to condemn the bigotry of Pakistanis as she could face severe backlash within her own country.

Latest articles

Connect with us

149,301FansLike
120,841FollowersFollow
31,565SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: