Mosque in northern India demolished for road widening, not for 'hoisting Pakistani flag'

Updated on 27/01/2023 at 10:12

A video has been viewed thousands of times in social media posts that misleadingly claim a mosque was demolished by a local government in northern India because it hoisted Pakistan's national flag. The mosque's imam and a police spokesperson both told AFP parts of the mosque were in fact torn down to make way for a road-widening project. The flag seen on top of the mosque is not the Pakistani flag, but an Islamic flag.