Did Youth Congress Leaders in Rajasthan Demand Demolition of Mosques? Here’s The Truth
Two letters allegedly written by Indian Youth Congress have gone viral on social media.
“Muslims have saved a** of Congress everywhere in recent general election but party members have problem with the construction of Mosques in Ajmer,” tweeted an anonymous Twitter handle @tamashbeen_ and attached two scanned letters, purportedly written by two Indian Youth Congress leaders –Shekhar Sharma and Shambhu Yadav — in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Addressed to the Ajmer District Collector, the letters request that “illegally constructed” mosques in Beawar area be razed.
The identical letters on the respective letterheads of the said Youth Congress leaders read, ” In the 4-5 months of you (District Collector) taking charge, illegal construction of mosques…is taking place at an alarming rate. The same has been brought to your notice in the past. However, the illegal constructions are rising. Due to this, there is anger in the Hindu Community.”
The original set of tweets was deleted not long after they were posted. However, the letters almost had already gone viral on social media.
What is the truth?
NewsCentral24x7 contacted Shambhu Yadav, the Youth Congress’ Ajmer district head. He said, “The letter pad is indeed mine, but the signatures on it are not. This letter is fabricated. I do not know who stole my letterhead with malicious intentions. I was informed a short while ago that a letter supposedly written be me has gone viral. I deny that I have written it. The Congress party has always promoted harmony”
Yadav also issued an official statement stating the same.
Similarly, Chander Shekhar Sharma, the Beawar head of the IYC, also denied writing any such letter. “To disrupt religious harmony, someone typed it on my letterhead, forged my signature and circulated it on social media.”
NewsCentral24x7 tried to contact Ajmer District Collector regarding the matter. However, our calls went unanswered. This story will be updated if we are able to get a quote.