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Sudarshan News Clip Of ‘UPSC Jihad’ Show Prima Facie Violates Programme Code: Delhi HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Sep 2020 10:16pm

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Prima facie observation has been made by the Delhi High Court of the clip of a controversial show proposed to be telecasted by Sudarshan News TV about ‘Muslim infiltration’ and civil services are in violation of the program code. After the viewing of the 49-second trailer clip of the proposed show, which was not disputed by the channel and its editor-in-chief Mr. Suresh Chavhanke, the bench of Justice Navin Chawla observed that prima facie, I find the same to be in violation of the program set out under the Cable television networks act, 1995.

The Court also noted that section 5 of the act prohibits any person from transmitting or retransmitting, through a cable service, any program which is not in conformity with the prescribed program code.

A group of former and present students of Jamia Milia Islamia University contended that the program violated Rule 6 of the Programme Code which states that no program should be carried in the cable service which ;

  1. Contains attack on religions, communities, visuals, and words contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes.
  2. Or who is likely to encourage or incite violence or contains against the law and encourages anti-national attitude.
  3. Criticism of any individual in person or certain groups that segments the social, public, moral life of the country and anything which affects the integrity of the nation.

Justice Chawla said that the Central Government already issued a notice to the channel and its anchor on the grounds of complaints that the show was telecasted in violation… Continue Reading...

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