Union Ministry of Data and Broadcasting (I&B) has issued advisory to all channels and cable TV operators to strictly adhere to the Programme Code throughout discussions, debates and reporting on the Supreme Court docket’s verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute case.
“It’s suggested that individual warning be taken that every one broadcast is in strict conformity to the Programme Code enshrined underneath the Cable Tv Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995,” the letter of Amit Khare, secretary, ministry of knowledge and broadcasting reads.
In line with the Programme Code, no broadcast ought to comprise an assault on religions or communities or visuals or phrases contemptuous of spiritual teams or which promotes anti-national angle.
The Programme Code additionally prohibits the content material from containing “something obscene, defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half-truths and is prone to encourage or incite violence or comprises something towards upkeep of legislation and order or which promotes anti-national attitudes.”
All personal satellite tv for pc TV channels, DTH operators and cable operators had been requested to make sure strict compliance with the I&B Ministry’s directives.