TNSM destroys TV sets, VCR, videocassettes -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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TNSM destroys TV sets, VCR, videocassettes

MINGORA, March 28 2006: A large number of workers of the banned Tehrik Nifaz-e-Shariat Mohammadi (TNSM) set on fire thousands of videocassettes, VCR and TV sets on Monday March 27.

Around 6,000 people attended the ceremony at Kuza Banda in Swat. Addressing the participants, divisional president of the organisation, Maulana Mohammad Alam and Maulana Abdul Haq said that VCR and TVs were spreading vulgarity and obscenity among the locals. They added that the people of Swat Valley were voluntarily destroying the stuff. The speakers warned the government to ban FM stations broadcasting transmission in the area. Around 150 TV sets along with 210 VCRs and 6,000 cassettes were torched on the occasion.
Source: The News
Date:3/28/2006