Ban on Condom Ads on TV During Daytime Challenged in Rajasthan High Court

Team SoOLEGAL 22 Dec 2017 4:18pm

Ban on Condom Ads on TV During Daytime Challenged in Rajasthan High Court

A Petition has been filed before the Rajasthan High Court at Jaipur challenging the advisory issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banning television ads for condoms during prime time hours, as reported in Live Law.

The Petition has been filed by an NGO, Global Alliance for Human Rights, which has been working for the welfare of HIV +ve patients since 2012.

It contends that the advisory, which asserts such ads to be “indecent, especially for children”, is violative of Articles 14 and 19(1) (a) of the Constitution of India. It submits that the time for broadcasting the advertisement between 10pm to 6 am has been specified “without any reasonable explanation”, asserting that the same has neglected the present circumstances where usage of condoms still remains low in rural areas of the country.

The PIL highlights the fact that Rule 7 of the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994 prohibits an advertisement which “endangers the safety of children or creates in them any interest in unhealthy practices or shows them begging or in an undignified or indecent manner”. It then submits that an advertisement broadcasted between the stipulated time can also be violative of this Rule, thereby rendering the entire exercise futile. 

Tagged: Rajasthan High Cour   Television Networks Rules   Constitution of India     
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