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Amritsar, Punjab — Self-Invented Statement in the Name of “Shri Harmandir Sahib” Circulated as Real: Fact-Check

A few days ago, a statement allegedly from “Shri Harmandir Sahib”, also known as the Golden Temple, started making rounds on social media. The statement claimed that the revered Sikh institution had condemned Khalistani terrorism and expressed its patriotism towards India. This article aims to fact-check this claim.

The viral statement of Shri Harmandir Sahib was widely shared by social media influencers such as @Simi_Garewal, #ashajadeja325 and @nkjohri, who seemed to be using it to gain attention. However, upon closer inspection, it became clear that the statement was not genuine.

Fact-Check of the Viral Statement by Shri Harmandir Sahib

Our research revealed that there was no such statement on the official website or social media accounts of Shri Harmandir Sahib. In fact, we found a different statement by the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) supporting a wrestlers’ protest. The layout of this authentic statement was not similar to the viral one, further confirming that the viral statement was fabricated. The SGPC, the apex religious body that manages Sikh shrines, has its unique format for official communications, which differs significantly from the counterfeit statement.

Shri Harmandir Sahib
Official Format of SGPC

Conclusion

The viral statement claiming to be from Shri Harmandir Sahib is fake and baseless. It appears to be a calculated attempt by certain individuals to manipulate public sentiment and gain social media traction. It’s crucial to verify such claims from official sources before believing or sharing them. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below.

Claim: A statement condemning Khalistani terrorism and expressing patriotism towards India was circulated on social media.

Fact: The viral statement is fake and has no connection with reality.

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