Gulf News Editor claims receiving threats for exposing Islamophobic posts

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Gulf News Editor, Mazhar Farooqui in United Arab Emirates claims to have received a series of threatening messages from right-wing IT cell and verified accounts for his written reports exposing “hate-filled” Islamophobic posts by Indian expatriates working in UAE and Gulf countries.

The Features Editor looking after Special Reports, alleged that, “people with verified account and many followed by the PM Modi are abusing him and threatening to revoke his passport and will made him get arrested on his return to India.

Mazhar Farooqui also claimed that these people have issued threats to harm him and his daughters. “They have even posted their pix on social media…” he said.

The Multiple award-winning investigative journalist, who had worked for Hindustan Times in Lucknow before working for Gulf News in Dubai said he has never received so many abuses during his journalistic life.