A Sunder ‘Pitchai’ quote is doing the rounds on social media, which suggests that the Google CEO has said that: “India must concentrate on people’s welfare, not on their food habits. Eating beef or any food is purely personal freedom. No one has right to ban it. Great country like India must move towards science and technology but not religion.”

What is the truth?

Sundar Pichai never made such a statement. The fake quote, doesn’t even get the name right. The images has been attributed to the website – ‘The Verve’ (World’s No. 1 Bulletin).

Here’s the full quote:

“I’m not interested in politics but I’m worried about India’s unemployment and millions of youngsters losing their jobs. India must concentrate on people’s welfare not on their food habits. Eating Beef or any food is purely personal freedom. No one has right to ban it. We don’t live in Dark Ages where King decides on People’s Freedom. Great country like India must move towards Science and Technology but not religions. Moving towards religions will surely hit country’s stability and business as we see many big industries already moving away from India due to religious tensions. Future of any country is in the hands of young rational minds.”

Notably, The Verve is a women’s magazine and no bulletin with this name was found on the Internet.

Following Pichai’s fake statement, many jumped on the Google CEO, dissing him, asking him to keep his nose out of India’s business.