Gulf News editor in Dubai receives threats from BJP’s IT cell for exposing Islamophobes
Mazhar Farooqui, an international award-winning investigative journalist at Gulf News, has been threatened by BJP IT cell member – some of them are also followed by PM Narendra Modi – for exposing the Islamophobic social media posts by Indian expatriates working in UAE and Gulf countries, The National Herald reported.
Recently, Mazhar Farooqui had written a number of reports that led to police action and even some of the Indian expats were expelled from their jobs.
Farooqui claims he has been inundated with abusive and threatening messages forwarded to his mail, on WhatsApp, on Facebook Messenger and on Twitter. According to him, some of these threats were issued from verified accounts and by people followed by PM Narendra Modi.