On November 9, when NDTV goes black, according to Okhla resident. Asad Zaidi wrote this on his timeline: “Let us change our profiles to the following in solidarity. Use #IamNDTV in the caption along with this entire message so that the message continues.
“We have two options. Either to be silent or make our voice heard.
A few years down the line our children might ask, where were we when India was going through this decisive phase? Why didn’t we raise our voice for the India you loved?
“If we don’t want to be speechless then, we need to speak up now.”
The one-day ban on NDTV India over its Pathankot coverage has been criticized with the Broadcasters Editors Association has issued the following statement: “Broadcast Editors’ Association expresses deep concern at the government’s decision to ban NDTV India for a day. Imposing a ban is a violation of freedom of expression and the decision should be withdrawn immediately. BEA would go into the issue in detail and come out with a comprehensive report on it.”
The Editors Guild of India calls for an immediate withdrawal of the ban order.
A senior Jamaat-E-Islami (Hind) leader said: “This is a direct violation of the freedom of the press and is reminiscent of the dark days of the Emergency where there were arbitrary and punitive curbs on the media. Jamaat demands that this decision should be revoked immediately.”