Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Home News Reports Columnist with The Wire, Al Jazeera amongst others apologises over spreading fake news of...

Columnist with The Wire, Al Jazeera amongst others apologises over spreading fake news of a funeral, NDTV’s Ravish Kumar continues to be brazen

Anubhav Sharma’s funeral pyre was lit by his brother, but liberals had circulated fake news that it was done by his Muslim friend Yunus

Vulture journalism views every disaster as the perfect opportunity to further its nasty propaganda. In the latest incident, ‘journalists’ like Abhisar Sharma and Ravish Kumar took to social media to share fake news, unable to mask their Hinduphobia. On Monday, Amar Ujala carried false news suggesting the funeral pyre of a 25-year-old Anubhav Sharma was lit by his Muslim friend Yunus in Muzzafarnagar. The report also suggested that Sharma lost his battle to corona. 

Soon pictures of Yunus lightning Anubhav Sharma’s funeral pyre went viral on social media with the liberal media making most of the occasion to spread Hindu hate.

The truth

As per a Swarajya report, upon contacting Anubhav Sharma’s elder brother Sharad Sharma, it was revealed that Anubhav had not died of corona and that the family members performed his final rites. Calling the social media posts misleading, Sharma said, “I have performed the last rites of my brother with my own hands. People from my (Hindu) community, from my family, were all present,” 

Sharma informed that Mohammed Yunus worked as a driver for the family and was a good friend of Anubhav. “He is my friend too and he was with us all the time, but the last rites were performed by me, in presence of my family and my community,” he added. Sharma clarified that Yunus just added the raal to the pyre.

Columnist with The Wire, Mohammed Zubair and Ravish Kumar caught spreading fake news

The liberal gang was quick to take notice of the Amar Ujala article and sprang to spread this misinformation with additional commentary almost instantly.

Ravish Kumar, the NDTV journalist shared a screenshot of a Tweet talking about the incident giving the title ‘think, understand and wake up’.

Ravish Kumar’s Facebook post

Former news anchor Abhisar Sharma too shared this on Facebook which has about 27,000 shares already. Sharma, who is not new to spreading falsehood, wrote (as translated), “Mohammed Yunus performed the last rites of Anubhav Sharma in Muzaffarnagar. The day you understand the hypocrisy of religion, the wall of sand will collapse…”

Abhisar Sharma’s Facebook post

A journalist named Kashif Kakvi, who supposedly works with a website called Newsclick.in and is a columnist with the likes to The Wire and TheQuint said in his Twitter post that Anubhav’s family did not come forward to perform his last rites and it was for this reason that skull cap-wearing Yunus lit the pyre. This Tweet was retweeted by alleged ‘fact-checker’ Mohammed Zubair who failed to fact-check this bit before retweeting.

Kashif Kakvi’s Tweet

As their fake news factory was busted, Kakvi issued a clarification and apologized for spreading misinformation.

Kakvi Tweets an apology

Another alleged journalist named Aadesh Rawal Tweeted the photo with the same caption given by Abhisar Sharma. Not sure who copied whom but both managed to create communal disharmony using a mournful occasion of death.

Rawals’ Tweet

The photo was also shared by verified Twitter accounts like Imran Pratapgarhi who has about 9 lakh followers.

Imran’s Tweet

Picture of the funeral

Sharad Sharma, on being asked to put out more images from the funeral remarked, “It was not an occasion to take pictures. We don’t know who clicked Yunus’s picture, but I am sure that anybody who took pictures of the event would have pictures of me, my family and the gathering.”

  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

Related Articles

Trending now

Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani gives communal angle to crime to defame Hindus and ‘Jai Shri Ram’

The crime in Haryana which Sharjeel Usmani used to defame Hindus is suspected to be a case of personal rivalry.

Haryana: Police rules out communal angle in murder of Mewat youth Asif, two groups are old political rivals. Details

As per police, Asif had beaten up Pradeep's group members 20 days back, and Pradeep decided to avenge the attack.

From Mumbai 26/11 attacks to Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati assassination plot: How Islamic terrorists use Hindu symbols

Delhi Police recently averted a major assassination attempt against Dasna Devi Temple head-priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Punjab: CM Capt Amarinder accused of threatening Congress MLA for raising his voice in 2015 sacrilege case

Pargat Singh revealed to media that Punjab CM through Captain Sandhu said that he should be ready to face action.

West Bengal: TMC goons pelt stones at CBI office, attack journalists, try to break into Raj Bhawan

TMC goons reached Raj Bhawan and began agitating outside the premises. Later, some of the hooligans tried to scale the gate.

Recently Popular

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Vinod Dua’s daughter, who wanted all ‘bhakts’ dead, receives help from a ‘bhakt’ MP while her mother needed critical COVID medicines

BJP supporters lodged their protest about minister chipping in to help the elites in India, when commoners are equally suffering, especially when the elites have not asked for their help.

Assam: Six arrested for disrespecting national flag, accused caught using tricolour as table cloth for Eid feast

An image of Rejina Parvin Sultana, a resident of Assam's Tengnamari village, feasting lunch with her family on the occasion of Eid had gone viral on the internet.

UAE warns Hamas, asks to keep ‘calm’ or lose funding for infrastructure projects in Gaza

Last year, the United States under the Donald Trump administration has helped to broker a peace deal between UAE and Israel in the form of 'Abraham Accords.'

Legendary Australian cricketer slams world media for ‘vulture’ journalism, says Incredible India deserves respect: Here is what he said

In a recent post, the former cricketer has expressed his overwhelming support for India and slammed international media for vulture journalism
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,233FansLike
545,408FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe