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Did BJP supporters loot the sweet shops of those who didn’t donate for Ram Temple construction?

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On Facebook, a 30-second video has gone viral alleging that BJP supporters ransacked sweet shops of those who did not contribute towards the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

On July 3, 2021, multiple users repeatedly uploaded the same video on Facebook. Men are shown walking to several sweet stores, picking up trays of laddus, and dumping them on the streets in the video, which is captioned in Tamil.


The caption of the viral video shared  reads “ராமர் கோவில் கட்டுவதற்கு டொனேஷன் தர மறுத்ததால் கடையை சூறையாடும் பாஜகவினர்..”,

Translation: “BJP loots shop for refusing to donate to build Ram temple..”  




Overall, the video has garnered over 10,000 views.






This incident had nothing to do with the BJP or the donations for the construction of the Ram Temple.

The men in the video are not BJP supporters looting sweet shops for, but priests from the Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya who tossed laddus on the streets in response to alleged complaints about the laddus’ quality and the Covid-19 guidelines.


The online news portals of Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand , Jagran and News 18 Hindi published articles on this incident on June 30, 2021. According to these sources, the Hanumangarhi temple’s Naga Sadhu had a dispute with the sweet shop vendors since the covid rules indicated that these shops must be closed, despite the vendors’ difficulties owing to Covid-19 lockdowns.


Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand

Published on: June 30, 2021


Published on: June 30, 2021

News 18 Hindi

Published on: June 30, 2021

To learn more about the truth, we searched YouTube for the viral video using the keyword “throwing laddus on street,” which led us to news stories published on the YouTube channels of NDTV India and  The Lallantop  on July 1, 2021 and July 2, 2021, respectively.

The Lallantop   

Published on: July 2, 2021

NDTV India

Published on: July 1, 2021


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Suramya Sunilraj

Suramya Sunilraj is a student at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.