Fact Check: Don’t fall for this FAKE picture of Congress leader Kapil Sibal

Following the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, a picture of Congress leader Kapil Sibal has surfaced on the internet in which he can be seen holding a placard with the text in Hindi.

The text in Hindi reads: “मुझे कैसे आत्महत्या करनी चाहिए?

१ फाँसी से लटककर    २ पेट्रोल छिड़क कर

३ ज़हर खाकर          ३ भेजे में गोली मारकर”

(Translation: “How should I commit suicide?”)

The above picture with the text in the placard is being shared in the backdrop of bhoomi pujan of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

ALSO READ: Old video of Ram devotees going to Ayodhya revived…

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across an article by Forbes India which featured the original image.

According to the caption, the above picture was taken on July 22, 2010, when then HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal unveiled the low-cost Aakash Tablet. The picture was clicked by Reuters.

Since, the above picture was credited to Reuters, on scanning further, we found an article dated July 23, 2010, on the official website of newswire Reuters about the unveiling of the Aakash Tablet on July 22, 2010.

 

It is clear in the above FAKE vs REAL collage that the original picture has been manipulated using photo editing software.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the picture in question is FAKE.

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