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Fact-Check— 65 Years Old Hindu Temple Closed in Dubai?

There are rumours circulating that a Hindu temple in Dubai has been closed.

Verified accounts on twitter, including South Asian Journal (“@sajournal1“) tweeted “65 years old Hindu Temple closed in Dubai.” on Jan 4, 2024. The tweet has received an about 133.4k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @Jahangi32534223 made the same claim that a 65 years old Hindu Temple which was located in Dubai, is closed now. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that in order to move its services to a new Hindu temple in Jebel Ali, a Shiva temple in Bur Dubai had to close its doors to worshippers. The inability to accommodate more worshippers and space congestion are the reasons for the relocation. It is relocated and than closed.

An article was published on this incident on Jan 3, 2024 with the headline “Decades-old Hindu temple in Dubai shifted to new location”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Pakistan-based propaganda accounts are circulating news with false claims to set their propaganda based on religion. A Hindu temple in Dubai is allegedly closed, according to news reports. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that Indeed, in order to move its services to a new Hindu temple in Jebel Ali, a Shiva temple in Bur Dubai has closed its doors to worshippers. Space constraints and the incapacity to accommodate more worshippers are the reasons for the move. Though moved, it is not closed at all.

Conclusion:

Fact : A Shiva temple in Bur Dubai has closed its doors to worshippers in order to relocate to a new Hindu temple in Jebel Ali. The relocation is due to space constraints and an inability to accommodate more worshippers. It is not closed, but rather relocated.

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