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Fact Check: Truth behind Sambit Patra’s viral tweet about Urdu signboards at Dehradun railway station

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra shared pictures of the signboards at Dehradun railway station and captioned it 'SANSKRIT'. Here's the truth!

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Fact Check:Truth behind Sambit Patra's viral tweet about Urdu signboards at Dehradun railway station

Barely days after replacing Urdu with Sanskrit, Dehradun railways authorities have now gone back to Urdu on signboards at railway stations.

The move comes days after name of Dehradun railway station was written in Sanskrit as Dehradunam, along with Hindi and English, when the station re-opened for public after three months. The name for Doiwala railway station, also in Dehradun, was written ‘Doiwalah’ and a new railway station in Rishikesh as ‘Yog Nagari Rishikeshah’.

However, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra shared pictures of the signboards at Dehradun railway station and captioned it ‘SANSKRIT’

Here’s the post:

Fact Check

However, a Twitter user posted the recent pictures of the railway station and wrote, He just tweeted a photoshopped pic… mostly to troll people. These pics are from today.”

Check out the post:

Final Verdict:

Soon after the railway ministry issued a notification stating that Sanskrit can be used as an additional language apart from the existing languages on railway signboards. Following which, the authorities went back to the format of English-Hindi-Urdu on February 10.

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