What the Imam said

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/04/2018

Urdumediamonitor.com points out that the only thing that is being reported by the media is the appeal to his followers by Maulana Imdadullah Rashidi  of  Noorani Masjid, Asansol to maintain peace and not to retaliate following the brutal killing of his son . But the media did not care to report the rest of his statement as a mourning father, describing  the cruelty inflicted on the son who was killed, and the behaviour of the police in locking up the older son who went to look for the boy.                      

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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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