Following this, the NBA asked religious preachers to refrain from "issuing open threats and making insinuations" against news channels
As we all know, in March, the organisation had held a religious gathering before India went into a 21-day nationwide lockdown. Around 9,000 people, including individuals from several countries, had attended the event.
NBA said: "Anchors and reporters working in news channels are being specifically targeted through social media platforms like WhatsApp, TikTok and Twitter. 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."
The NBA directed religious preachers to refrain from "issuing open threats and making insinuations" against news channels, saying that it violates freedom of speech and expression. The NBA also said religious leaders can use news channels to clear their stand on the role of the Tablighi Jamaat in spreading the novel coronavirus in India.