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Who is Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey Bangladesh journalist who quizzed USA and UN on Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest

We examine the background of the Bangladeshi journalist Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey, who sparked controversy by asking USA and UN to comment on Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest

On March 27, the US State Department restated its watchfulness regarding the developments surrounding the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, India. Notably, these statements came during a regular press briefing by State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller. In the briefing, Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey, a Bangladeshi journalist from Just News BD, asked the crucial question regarding Kejriwal and Congress.

Who is Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey Bangladesh journalist who quizzed USA and UN on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest

Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on alleged money laundering charges in the excise policy case triggered a political dispute in India and caught global attention, with a German diplomat and the spokespersons of the US and UN referencing it in their remarks, expressing expectations for a ‘fair trial’ in the case.

Who is Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey?

Amid the uproar over Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest in the excise policy case, it surfaced that Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey, a journalist from Bangladesh, queried representatives from the US and the UN for their reactions to the situation. Ansarey deliberately aimed to provoke negative statements against India by asking about Kejriwal’s arrest and the freezing of Congress’ bank accounts.

On his Facebook profile, Ansarey identifies himself as a journalist from Bangladesh and claims to be the Executive Editor at South Asia Perspectives, a monthly opinion-based magazine published from Washington. He also states that he works as a White House correspondent for the Bangladeshi portal Just News BD and is a regular columnist for the Indian portal ‘The Wire’. His portal News BD reportedly supports the Jamaat-e-Islami, a banned outfit in India.

According to reports, the journalist has a history of promoting anti-India narratives and is wanted in his own country. Ansarey has frequently accused India of influencing political developments in Bangladesh in his articles. Reportedly, Bangladesh banned his portal and labeled him an ‘absconder’. The country also opposes his portrayal as a journalist at international forums, citing Ansarey’s affiliation with a political party – the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.


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