US newspaper Wall Street Journal claims IB officer Ankit was murdered by “Jai Sree Ram” chanting mob

While the people of Bharat are still reeling from the horrific rioting that recently restarted in Delhi after anti-CAA violence first erupted in December, comes a shocking episode of what by all accounts appears to be brazen fake news from one of America’s leading newspapers The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

An article titled ‘India’s Ruling Party, Government Slammed Over Delhi Violence’ carrying byline of 3 reporters – Krishna Pokharel, Vibhuti Agarwal, Rajesh Roy – claims that IB Officer Ankit Sharma whose brutally lynched body was found today from a drain in Chand Bagh, Delhi was killed by a “Jai Sree Ram” chanting mob, implying that he was killed by Hindu rioters.

A screenshot of the relevant portion of the article was shared by twitter user @SKS_Mumbai (WSJ content is behind a paywall) –

All media reports in Bharat on Ankit Sharma’s murder thus far, from both Hindi language and English language media outlets, have reported that Ankit was murdered by anti-CAA protestors i.e. by a Muslim mob.

More damningly for WSJ, in TV interviews Ankit’s family have repeatedly said that the 100-strong mob which murdered Ankit came from a house belonging to AAP councillor Tahir Hussain. Locals in the area have corroborated the same.

Here is a clip of the grief-stricken mother who clearly names Tahir Hussain’s men as the one responsible for killing her son –

In this next clip, Ankit’s brother Ankur (the same man the WSJ article quotes as having told them that a “Jai Sree Ram” chanting mob killed Ankit) narrates how his brother was pulled into a building along with some other men by Tahir Hussain’s goons –

In yet another clip, a local confirms to a journalist that Ankit was dragged into the building belonging to Tahir Hussain, where he was killed and then his body tossed into a drain. The man alleges that the AAP councillor had brought goons from Loni (a town in Ghaziabad district which is adjacent to NE Delhi) to carry out riots in the area.

A video has emerged which apparently shows AAP councillor Tahir Hussain himself with a stick in one hand giving directions to stone-pelting youth gathered in his building –

Will Wall Street Journal apologize for completely distorting the account of murdered IB officer Ankit Sharma’s family? Will the Union Government and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting under Prakash Javadekar finally act against fake news peddling mainstream media houses like Wall Street Journal and their local reporters Krishna Pokharel, Vibhuti Agarwal, Rajesh Roy?

China had recently expelled 3 Wall Street Journal reporters for publishing an opinion piece on the Coronavirus outbreak titled “”China is the real sick man of Asia.” Chinese government justified their action calling the title ‘racially discriminatory’.

What WSJ has done in its reporting on the Delhi riots and the brutal murder of IB officer Ankit Sharma is far-2 worse: they have spread a blatant falsehood, aimed at demonising Hindus and completely distorting the reality of these riots.


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