Hyderabad: With the date of Bhumi Pujan for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction approaching fast, both the social media and mainstream media are flooded with a lot of information regarding the event. One such news about placing a ‘time capsule’ under the Ram Mandir Foundation is being reported by several media houses extensively.
This news was reported by major media houses like Times of India, Indian Express, India Today, One India, First Post, India TV, Economic Times, and many others. Interestingly, all these channels reported about the ‘time capsule’ based on the statement given by Kameshwar Chupal, Member of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. The same was reported by @ANI
A time capsule will be placed about 2000 ft down in ground at Ram Temple construction site. So, that in future anyone who wishes to study about history of the temple, he'll only get facts related to Ram Janmabhoomi: Kameshwar Chaupal, Member, Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust pic.twitter.com/4qZRnmCA0K
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2020
Several social media users posted about the same on Twitter.
TIME CAPSULE WILL BE PLACED UNDER RAM MANDIR SITE..
JAI SHREE RAM 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ke2bKQBjdV
— Sanatani Thakur (@SanggitaT) July 28, 2020
Information about 'Kaal Patra,' the time capsule to be buried under historical RAM MANDIR in Ayodhya… So that the future generations do not have to stand in Courts. pic.twitter.com/s1pJ5FaOsw
— मन बनारसिया (@Man_Banarasiya) July 28, 2020
Time capsule will be placed 2,000 ft under Ram Mandir site: Trust member
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) July 26, 2020
The news about placing a ‘time capsule’ under Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s foundation is FALSE.
Upon searching for keywords, NewsMeter came across an official statement by Champat Rai, General Secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, who denied the news and said, “Some news items are being circulated which suggest that a time capsule will be placed beneath the temple construction site in Ayodhya. Any such news is fake & should not be believed.”
Official Twitter handle of the Trust @ShriramTeerth released a video statement of Champat Rai, clarifying the issue on the same. He urged everyone not to believe in any such rumours.
"Some news items are being circulated which suggest that a time capsule will be placed beneath the temple construction site in Ayodhya. Any such news is fake & should not be believed." : Shri Champat Rai, General Secretary, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra. pic.twitter.com/5wO5Tu7NvX
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) July 28, 2020
Time capsules are repositories of information meant to preserve the history of a particular event, period, or country. These ‘time capsules’ usually are buried underground and believed to be opened by people of future generations. They act as channels to pass on information to the next generations.
Information about placing a ‘time capsule’ under Ayodhya Ram Mandir’s foundation is FALSE.