Pakistan born Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom shared a tweet which had a video calling out how a woman and her child were being buried alive by Fascists in the Delhi riots. But it was pointed out that the incident took place elsewhere.
Bengaluru: Close on the heels of Wall Street Journal in the dock for spreading fake news about the Delhi riots, here’s another instance of the same kind.
Pakistan born Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom shared a tweet which had a video calling out how a woman and her child were being buried alive by Fascists.
This is how @Twitter provides a platform for macabre anti-#India propaganda. A #Pakistani using horrific crimes of #Pakistan to peddle anti-India hate and fuel/instigate riots. As intermediary which refuses to act against such hate handles, Twitter is accountable. @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/XBq6XjOkm0— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) March 1, 2020
But the incident allegedly took place in West Bengal and is a case of domestic violence.
The lady and her child were murdered and buried by a man identified as Akbar Alam, as reported by a popular website.
The Wall Street Journal case:
Wall Street Journal also reported about the Delhi riots and also about the gory death of the IB officer Ankit Sharma.
But it gave a twist to the entire episode, saying a mob chanting Jai Shri Ram did him to death.
Police complaints have been filed with the Delhi police and the Maharashtra police.
Legal Rights Observatory has filed a complaint with the Maharashtra police. It has also demanded that WSJ withdraw the false claims and tender an apology.
The Journal also claims the IB officer’s brother Ankur Sharma gave a statement in this regard. But speaking to Prasar Bharati, his brother denied the claims.
“I never gave such a statement to Wall Street Journal. This is a ploy to defame my brother and my family. Wall Street Journal is lying”.
While there is a deliberate and sustained effort to paint Hindus badly, the Delhi police have filed an FIR against Tahir Hussain, an AAP corporator, on whose terrace, deadly weapons likes petrol cans, acid packets and stones were stocked to attack people.
While he is absconding, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has suspended him.
He has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore to the officre’s family.
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Last Updated Mar 2, 2020, 6:04 PM IST