1. NDTV India ban: Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra calls for ‘lifetime’ ban on channel

NDTV India ban: Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra calls for ‘lifetime’ ban on channel

A lifetime ban should have been imposed on 'NDTV India', Rajya Sabha member Subhash Chandra Goel said.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 7, 2016 1:39 AM
Rajya Sabha, rajya sabha elections 2016, Rajya Sabha poll, Rajya Sabha election, Subhash Chandra, Subhash Chandra rajya sabha, Subhash Chandra BJP A lifetime ban should have been imposed on ‘NDTV India’, Rajya Sabha member Subhash Chandra Goel said. (ANI)

The controversy over the unprecedented decision of an inter-ministerial panel to take ‘NDTV India’ off air for a day refuses to die down with Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra Goel saying that a lifetime ban should have been imposed on the channel. The Rajya Sabha member in a scathing attack on the channel concerned said he felt that even the court will berate it for playing with the country’s security. In a series of tweets, he also criticized those who were likening the incident with the “emergency” era. He alleged that during UPA tenure, the Centre was considering to slap a ban on ZEE channel. He also accused the intellectuals and Editors’ Guild of keeping mum then.

The inter-ministerial panel constituted by the I and B ministry had concluded that the channel ‘NDTV India’ had revealed crucial and “strategically sensitive” information when the terror attack on Pathankot IAF base was being carried out in January.

NDTV in its response to a show cause by the government has maintained that its coverage was “sober” and did not carry any information that had not been covered by the rest of the media, and was in the public domain.

“The decision to take the channel off the air for a day is a direct violation of the freedom of the media and therefore the citizens of India and amounts to harsh censorship imposed by the government reminiscent of the Emergency. This first-of-its-kind order to impose a blackout has seen the central government entrust itself with the power to intervene in the functioning of the media and take arbitrary punitive action as and when it does not agree with the coverage,” the statement had said.

After NDTV India, the Government has also ordered that an Assam-based news channel be taken off air for a day, following the recommendations of a high level panel which felt it had “violated” programming guidelines on more than one occasion. An I&B ministry order dated November 2, has sought that the channel ‘News Time Assam’, be taken off air on November 9, for a day.

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    Rao Matta
    Nov 8, 2016 at 9:13 am
    Applying the same principle why you fools are against Subhash's saying the truth?
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      Raju Chaurassiya
      Nov 7, 2016 at 4:26 am
      Fed off of this low thinkers high networth individuals. Just because Congress did something bad, they want to say that they too deserve to do same thing. If NDTV has to be punished by out of Court Procedures, then why not to ban zee news. It made exclusive coverage in Kashmir incident showing even faces of several individuals which either was for propaa in which case it would have violated the basic prinl of news reporting or if true pla with national security by exposing the life of patriots. So why can't he say that his channel too need to be banned before any other need to be.
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        Against Sick
        Nov 7, 2016 at 5:36 am
        There is a law and guidelines pertaining to reporting of incidences related to national security (like Pathankot counter terrorist operations), which have been formulated by previous UPA regime, primarily at the instance of Supreme Court of India. In this case Modi Govt is simply going by the rule book. NDTV upon having repeatedly breached the code of conduct is being punished as per the rule book. what is so unusual about it?
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          Modi Chor
          Nov 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm
          So basically in India, you are not allowed to speak truth.
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            Suhan
            Nov 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm
            subhas zee is eyeing for a minister post. so talking fire!
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              nagaraj desai
              Nov 7, 2016 at 3:46 am
              he is right you ca
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                Prashant
                Nov 7, 2016 at 5:25 am
                Fully support Dr. Subhash Chandra view. #NDTV has long been doing anti national activities. Barkha Dutt reporting on Gujarat riots ping sensitive information to rioters were police presence were negligible, Kargil war ping exact information to Pak on heavy deployment of Indians & heavy weaponry army deplo , Mumbai attack, Pathankot attack, Hafiz Sayeed admiration of Barkha Dutt & NDTV, Heavy deployment of Tanks in China border etc there are numerous example were these sensitive information is ped only by NDTV channel. So these channel shd be severely punished by financially as well as promoter Dr.Pranoy Roy who is already intagled in Rs.5000 cr money laundering money on behalf of Sr Cong finance minister shd be put behind bar
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                  premnathtm
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 11:37 am
                  High time they realized they are "INDIAN", no running commentary for the favour of others who attack
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                    Tinku Swargiary
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                    Print media I bhal... baki sob bondho kori dibo lage 😊👊 After NDTV India, the Government has also ordered that an am-based news channel be taken off air for a day, following the recommendations of a high level panel which felt it had “violated” programming guidelines on more than one occasion. An I&B ministry order dated November 2, has sought that the channel ‘News Time am’, be taken off air on November 9, for a day.
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