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B'baria journalists decide not to publish Qawmi Madrasah news

  • Published at 09:48 pm January 22nd, 2020
Journalists at a meeting at the Brahmanbaria Press Club
Journalists at a meeting at the Brahmanbaria Press Club on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Speakers at the meeting asked the government to ensure security for all journalists as incidents of journalist abuse were lately on the rise

Journalists in Brahmanbaria have collectively decided not to publish any report about Qawmi Madrasahs as some of their leaders had allegedly hurled verbal abuse at a few of them.

Brahmanbaria Press Club President Rashidul Islam and General Secretary Dipak Chowdhury Bappi, at an emergency meeting on Wednesday at the Press Club, said that they were in solidarity with their fellow journalists who had been abused by the madrasah authority for not covering their events and had therefore decided not to publish any madrasah-related news in future.

Speakers at the meeting, including prominent journalists of the district, asked the government to ensure security for all journalists as incidents of journalist abuse were lately on the rise.

Earlier on Monday, hundreds of students and teachers under Qawmi Madrasah formed a three kilometer long human chain demanding a ban on all Ahmadiyya Madrasahs in the country.

After the event, the protesters alleged that journalists from the district had willfully ignored their programme and later verbally abused a few journalists over the matter.