Fact Check: Kapil Sibal Tweeted About Committing Suicide If Ram Mandir Is Built? Here’s The Truth 

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A screenshot of a tweet is widely shared on social media claiming that Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal had stated that he would commit suicide if the Ram Mandir is built.

The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “कोई याद दिला दे* कपिल सिब्बल को… #22/1/24,,,, तारीख *नजदीक* आ रही है …. आजसे केवल, 39 दिन बचे हैं,,  मर्द, अपनी जबान से जाना जाता है,, मुकर जाना, हिजड़ों का काम है …. जय श्री राम !!अव्यहता यज्ञ सर्वत्र,, लभते जय मंगलम !!” (English translation: *Somebody reminds* Kapil Sibal… #22/1/24, the date is *approaching*…. only 39 days are left from today,, *men,* know with your tongue Goes on, *To turn away is the work of eunuchs* …. *Jai Shri Ram!!)

Here’s the link to the above post

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

Performing a Google keyword search, the NM team could not find any news report from 2020, corroborating the viral claim. The mainstream media would have covered it if Kapil Sibal had made such a statement. 

Even with an advanced keyword search on Twitter, our team was not able to find any result about Sibal’s statement.  

Furthermore, our team traced a YouTube video by News Nation, dated November 9, 2019, carrying Kapil Sibal’s statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Ram Temple: “They respect the decision. Everyone should respect this final decision given by the 5 judges. The country should look at this decision from the perspective that the controversial issues should be left behind and the integrity of the country should be kept in the forefront.” This contradicts the claim that he made a statement about committing suicide if the Ram temple was built.

Thus, we can conclusively say that the viral tweet is fake. 

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