NBA seeks action against those threatning news anchors over reporting on Tablighi Jamaat case
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) press release read: "NBA views with grave concern the tendency among people belonging to a certain section of society resorting to abuses and threats against anchors and reporters working in news channels... NBA strongly deplores this pernicious trend in a section of society and appeals to the government and law enforcing agencies to take immediate preventive action against such anti-social elements. "
"There are videos circulating on social media in which some religious preachers are naming some TV news anchors and threatening attacks on the reporters of those channels. Anchors and reporters working in news channels are being specifically targeted through social media platforms like WhatsApp, TikTok and Twitter."
"This particular trend has been noticed after electronic media recently exposed the role of Tablighi Jamaat in the spread of Coronavirus, resulting in a nationwide spurt in number of positive cases and subsequent deaths," the release read.