Did Rahul Gandhi change a Sita Ram temple in Wayanad, Kerala to a chicken shop? No, the clip is from Pakistan!


In Wayanad, Kerala, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra got the possession of the big Hindu temple Sri Sitaram Mandir registered as that of Muslims four years ago. Now the Congress Brahmins and Kshatriyas must be very happy. Everybody should vote for BJP only @INCIndia

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India is slated to hold seven phases of general elections between April 19, 2024, and June 1, 2024. On June 4, 2024, the results will be made public after the vote-counting procedure. The Lok Sabha election’s first and second phases have now concluded. Both parties are waging fierce back-to-back campaigns as India gets ready for the third phase.

In this case, a 28-second video is circulated with a claim of an infographic on the video stating, “Wake up Hindus, wake up, this is Sita Ram temple in Wayanad, Kerala which has a chicken shop which has been inaugurated by Rahul Gandhi, which is the parliamentary constituency of Rahul Gandhi. Imagine what will happen to our temples if Congress comes to the whole country. See, this is why Muslim votes for Congress are in the country.” The video shows a temple-like structure with a shop having chicken coops outside. We were also able to hear a voiceover saying, “Friends, this is the Sita Ram temple, and beneath it lies a chicken shop.” You can see a similar claim post here.

What’s the truth?

By using a simple Google reverse image process, we found out that the viral video is uploaded by a YouTube channel namely Makhan Ram jaipal Vlogs. The video was published on August 25, 2023, with the caption “Seeta Ram Mandir Became chicken shop after partition|| Condition of Mandir In Pakistan.”

We took this as a cue and searched further and discovered that the same user had uploaded the viral video on his Instagram account as well. Here the infographic on the video read as “Seeta Ram Mandir Became Chicken Shop in Pakistan.  Condition of old Seeta Ram Mandir.” This video was uploaded on April 17, 2024.


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While searching the internet for more information about the temple we found an article from Punjab Kesari with images of the viral temple structure. According to the report, a historic Hindu temple located in Ahmedpur Sial, Pakistan was desecrated and converted into a chicken shop.

All this information confirms that the viral video claiming a temple converted to a chicken shop in Wayanad, Kerala is false and misleading.


Therefore, we conclude that the widely circulated video falsely and incorrectly portrays Rahul Gandhi as having turned a Sita Ram temple in his Wayanad, Kerala, constituency into a chicken shop. In actuality, the video depicts a historic Pakistani temple that has been transformed into a chicken shop.

Also, this video is old and has no links to either Rahul Gandhi or the ongoing election campaign.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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