Writing on the recent Delhi Violence, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ (WSJ) has peddled a big lie on the lynching and murder of Intelligence official Ankit Sharma. It reported that the brother of Ankit Sharma told its reporters that the mob that lynched and dragged away Ankit was chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’.
Now, Ankit Sharma’s brother Ankur has categorically denied that he gave any such statement to WSJ. Prasar Bharati News Service has tweeted out the reply give by Ankur Sharma in which he said that WSJ is lying.
In conversation with PBNS, Ankur Sharma, Brother of killed IB official discredited @WSJ report, "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."#DelhiViolence pic.twitter.com/0peViwzkjE
— Prasar Bharati News Services (@PBNS_India) February 28, 2020
It is also reported that complaints have been filed with the Delhi Police against WSJ for defaming a particular religion and spreading communal tension through false news.
Ankit’s brother has denied the WSJ quote attributed to him while speaking with OpIndia as well.
Contrary to the lies peddled by WSJ at international level, in the FIR, Ankit’s family has pointed the finger of suspicion towards AAP councillor Tahir Hussain’s gang. Journalist Swati Goel Sharma has quoted the relevant part of the FIR in her tweet.
This is from the statement in FIR filed by Sharma's father. Mentions mosque and Tahir Hussain's men. Doesn't even remotely suggest perpetrators is Jai Shri Ram-chanting crowd.
— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) February 28, 2020
The Indian Express has also reported that “Ravinder Sharma, the father of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, who was killed during the riots in Khajuri Khas, in his complaint to the police, alleged that AAP councillor Tahir Hussain had assembled goons at his residence who were firing guns and throwing petrol bombs from the rooftop.”
In spite of mounting evidence against its false reportage, The Wall Street Journal is in no mood to withdraw its fake news, as we last checked. This gives you an idea on the amount of fake news that certain section of media managed to produce on Delhi violence, the intention clearly being of maligning the government or the Hindu community by hook or by crook.