It was a fake news and yet the consequences were real.
That the President of India was now allowed to enter the Pushkar based Brahma temple led to attack now on the priest.
This despite the media sections investigating the episode and concluding that the news was fake and that it was propagated with malice intent.
The man who attacked is sure to have been led by fake news articles and social media posts on the internet cropped up.
The man alleged that the priest stopped President Kovind from entering the temple as he’s a Dalit.
Police sources however, alleged that the accused is mentally challenged.
It need be mentioned that the bogus news of President Kovind not being allowed to enter inside Brahma temple in Pushkar went viral during President’s 2-day visit to Rajasthan.
The President at the time was even accompanied with his daughter and wife.
With rumors flying, even the press secretary to President Kovind tweeted a clarification regarding the issue.
“President’s visit to Pushkar was very short as he had to fly to Mumbai that afternoon. Despite repeated requests of government, temple authorities and the priests, his schedule didn’t permit him a full darshan. This was entirely the president’s decision. There was no other factor at all.” tweeted Ashok Malik.
Due to lack of time, President Kovind had to perform prayers at the stairs of the temple.
Priest Laxminarayan Vashishth had helped him offer prayers during his visit.
It is also said that his daughter did go inside the temple.>