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Banaskantha, Gujarat — Truck Driver Blocked Road, Offered Namaz, Caused Traffic Jam, Extremists Spread Propaganda After Police Action: Fact-Check

Comparatively, there are two unrelated videos making the claim that a man was detained for saying prayers on a road. However, there was no action taken against individuals who were chanting religious bhajans while on a flight.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @IAMCHindi tweeted “Why is it that the two are different in the eyes of law?” regarding the incident after sharing the video. The tweet was made on Jan 17, 2024, which has received an about more than 7k views on X.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that these two videos are very different from one another. In the first video, all of the passengers sang Bhajans while seated and not causing any trouble on the flight. However, in the second one the man disrupted other drivers by stopping the truck in the middle of a busy road and obstructing traffic. Under sections 283 (danger in a public way), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharging duties), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a formal complaint was filed against Bachal Khan.

We visited The New Indian Express, which published an article on this incident on Jan 14, 2024 with the headline “Truck driver arrested for offering ‘namaz’ on roadside in Gujarat”.

Gujarat Mirror clarified in an article that the action of this man caused a traffic jam on a busy road for sometime. Following the widespread distribution of this video, a case was filed in Gujarat against a young man who was stopping a truck on the road. He is seen in the video offering namaz in front of truck while he parks his vehicle on the side of a busy road in Palanpur City.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating unrelated videos to justify illegal activities and to set their narrative based on religion. Two unrelated videos are being circulated comparatively claiming that a man was arrested for offering prayers on a road. At the same time, no action was taken against people chanting religious bhajans on a flight. The two videos actually differ greatly from one another. In the first video, everyone sat in their seats and sang Bhajans without causing any problems for the flight. However, the man’s decision to stop the truck on a busy road and obstruct traffic caused a disturbance to other drivers. Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Bachal Khan was the subject of a formal complaint filed under sections 283 (danger in a public way), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharging duties), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

Conclusion:

Fact : The two videos are actually very different from one another. While seated in their seats and not posing any risks to the aircraft, everyone in the first video sang Bhajans. Nonetheless, the man upset other drivers when he stopped the truck in the middle of a busy street and obstructed traffic. Section 283 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (danger in a public way), section 186 (obstructing public servant in discharging duties), and section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) all gave rise to a formal complaint against Bachal Khan.

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