Monday, July 13, 2020
Home Fact-Check Media Fact-Check Chandauli fake 'hate crime': ABP News quietly deletes fake report, usual suspects continue to...

Chandauli fake ‘hate crime’: ABP News quietly deletes fake report, usual suspects continue to lie that Muslim boy was set on fire for not chanting Jai Shri Ram

ABP News has removed the story without any apology or clarification. Despite multiple people pointing it out to them, the propagandists continue to spread falsehood.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Last evening, Chandauli Police through its social media accounts had clarified that the Muslim boy who claimed that he was set on fire for refusing to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is incorrect. In fact, the police talked to an eyewitness who claimed that he saw the Muslim boy set himself on fire in a dargah (maazar). His burnt clothes and a slipper was also found from the dargah.

However, the usual suspects, sensing an opportunity to not let facts get in the way of agenda, quickly proceeded to exploit the situation by giving a communal flair to this wanton attempt of self-immolation.

Habitual fake news peddler, Ashok Swain, who proclaims himself to be a ‘professor’ and whose unmitigated hatred for Hinduism knows no boundary posted a denigrating tweet casting the spiritual chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in the bad light and asserting that the victim was set on fire by Hindutva goons for his refusal to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

However, taking cognisance of the misleading tweet posted by Swain, the official twitter handle of Chandauli police called out the lies spread by Swain and asked him to RT the correct version of the event. Swain, so far, hasn’t apologised yet for his mendacious tweet, nor has he deleted the misleading tweet.

In fact, the ABP News tweet which Swain has tweeted itself has been deleted. ABP News has now deleted the article as well. ABP News has not published another report with Chandauli Police’s version that the boy was allegedly lying.

Swain not only chose to ignore the UP police’s tweet busting his deceitful lies, but he also disregarded Twitter users who called out his perversity.

On being informed about the truth, Swain preferred to block the people who acquainted him with the truth than to pull down his misleading tweet that had the potential of inciting communal conflagration.

Another incorrigible liberal lodestar, known for being a chronic hatemonger and habitual fake news peddler, the Wire journalist, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, also gave credence to the fake news of a teenager being set on fire on his refusal to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. Here too, Sherwani displayed a total disregard of journalistic ethics of verifying the news with the particular police station before putting out her tweet.

It shows the judiciary in the bad light when its ambassadors indulge in sharing fake news that has the potential of disrupting law and order situation in the country. Prashant Bhushan, a Supreme Court advocate, also promulgated the fake news of teenager being set on fire for refusing to chant “Jai Shri Ram” on his social media pages.

Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan tweeting ABP news link

However, this is not the first time that the advocate has brought disreputation to the apex court. There has been a litany of incidents when Bhushan has perversely lied which have been documented extensively. The link Bhushan has shared is the same ABP News link that Swain had shared. ABP News has now removed the article from its website.

ABP News has removed the story without any apology or clarification. Despite multiple people pointing it out to them, the propagandists continue to spread falsehood.

If recent incidents are to be considered, a concerted attempt is being made by the liberals to denigrate the spiritually edifying chants of “Jai Shri Ram” by relegating it to a war cry used by unruly mobs baying for the blood of Muslim individuals. A few days back, the Aurangabad police had demystified how Sheikh Aamer had faked “forced chants of Jai Shri Ram” to feign victimhood.

Similarly, another incident from Aurangabad had come to the fore where the victim had filed a false report claiming he was stopped and intimidated by a gang of 10 people to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. His saviours, however, claimed that the altercation happened due to a personal feud and the victim was not made to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

Amid political crisis in Rajasthan Congress, news agencies and media houses publish report based on fake Twitter account of Sarah Pilot

Media houses publish report on Rajasthan Congress political crisis based on fake Twitter account of Sachin Pilot's wife Sarah Pilot

Amid Rajasthan political crisis, ‘rebel’ Sachin Pilot meets former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia

'Rebel' Congress leader Sachin Pilot met former Congress leader and BJP politician Jyotiraditya Scindia in Delhi amid Rajasthan political crisis

Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of ‘speaking truth to power’ is only an excuse to undermine...

Agrima Joshua tagged Aditya Thackeray and asserted that she was convinced that it was BJP supporters trolling her in the guise of Shiv Sena.

Kerala Gold smuggling case accused arrested in Bengaluru, opposition parties accuse Pinarayi Vijayan govt of facilitating the escape

Two key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair arrested from Bengaluru by NIA

Aakar Patel abuses Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar – reasons go beyond hatred for Modi

The 'Woke' secular-liberal camp of current times is defined by its elitist arrogance and crass snobbery. 'Human rights activist' Aakar Patel is one such specimen.

The Caravan’s ‘health journalist’ is upset that BMC sanitised the Bachchans’ residence after Amitabh and Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Health journalist Vidya Krishnan shows ignorance of health protocol for Coronavirus, objects to sanitisation of COVID-19 patient

Recently Popular

The curious case of ‘Drone Boy’ who has made 600 drones using broken mixer grinders and televisions. A fact-check

While 'drone boy' Prathap NM has claimed to have made 600 drones using e-waste, not a single photo or video of them exist

‘Drone boy’ Prathap NM makes a statement after OpIndia fact-check: Here is why his explanation makes little sense

'Drone boy' Prathap NM says he won't show his drones due to intellectual property issues, but will show certificates from unregistered events

Sachin Pilot reaches Delhi with 25 MLAs amid speculations of Rajasthan government collapse, Gehlot holds late night meetings

Ashok Gehlot claimed that the State government was stable and would continue to remain so despite all efforts to the contrary

Pakistanis are shocked that Turkish actress does not cover herself head-to-toe in real life like her role in TV show Ertugrul, slams for wearing...

Pakistani Islamists troll Turkish actress Esra Bilgiç for her modern clothing, not traditional dress like her historical role in a TV show

Stand-up comedian apologises for insulting memorial to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Arabian sea after MNS workers vandalised studio

The stand-up 'comedian' Agrima Joshua had made scornfully derisive remarks in her video against the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj memorial that is going to be erected in the Arabian Sea

‘Maaro, Kafiro ko Maaro’: From creating fake alibi to mobilising thousands of Muslims against Hindus, read what Tahir Hussain did in his own words

Disclosure Statement in the chargesheet which was narrated and signed by Tahir Hussain in his own words, reveal a sinister design during Delhi riots

Amid political crisis in Rajasthan Congress, news agencies and media houses publish report based on fake Twitter account of Sarah Pilot

Media houses publish report on Rajasthan Congress political crisis based on fake Twitter account of Sachin Pilot's wife Sarah Pilot

Former RSS pracharak, Hindu Samhati founder Tapan Ghosh succumbs to Coronavirus in Kolkata

Hindu right wing leader in West Bengal and Hindu Samhiti founder Tapan Ghosh dies of COVID-19 in Kolkata hospital

Raza Academy demands ban on Islamic movie ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’, warns of ‘law and order problems’

The Raza Academy has issued a statement demanding a ban on the 2015 movie 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God' by Majid Majidi.

Did you know that Pakistan had awarded Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden with ‘Hilal-i-Pakistan’

In 2008 Joe Biden and Richard Lugar were awarded 'Hilal-i-Pakistan', the second highest civilian award in Pakistan

Pope says he is pained to see the transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque by Turkish government

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained to see the transformation of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque

Jyotiraditya Scindia says Sachin Pilot is being sidelined by Congress party during ongoing political drama in Rajasthan

Jyotiraditya Scindia has issued a statement over the political drama unfolding in Rajasthan.

Fact-Check: Is the West Bengal government recruiting only Muslims in its latest recruitment drive?

The WhatsApp message claims that only Muslims have been employed by the West Bengal government for a particular post.

Amid Rajasthan political crisis, ‘rebel’ Sachin Pilot meets former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia

'Rebel' Congress leader Sachin Pilot met former Congress leader and BJP politician Jyotiraditya Scindia in Delhi amid Rajasthan political crisis

Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of ‘speaking truth to power’ is only an excuse to undermine...

Agrima Joshua tagged Aditya Thackeray and asserted that she was convinced that it was BJP supporters trolling her in the guise of Shiv Sena.

Hema Malini refutes rumours that she is admitted in hospital for breathing problem

After rumours spread on social media the Hema Malini is in hospital for breathing problem, Hema and daugher Esha deny the rumours

Connect with us

235,824FansLike
405,391FollowersFollow
273,000SubscribersSubscribe