Show on Muslim ‘infiltration’ in civil service: SC declines stay, HC stops broadcast

Written by Anand Mohan J
, Ananthakrishnan G
| New Delhi |

Updated: August 29, 2020 7:53:25 am

Suresh Chavhanke, owner and editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News. (File)

Delhi High Court on Friday restrained private television channel Sudarshan News from broadcasting a show that students of Jamia Millia Islamia university said sought to incite hatred against them.

Also on Friday, the Supreme Court, after hearing a different petitioner on the same issue, declined to stop the airing of the show, saying it was important to be circumspect about imposing a pre-broadcast injunction.

The show, which had claimed to be an “exposé” on the “infiltration of Muslims” in the civil services, was not broadcast at its scheduled time of 8 pm on Friday.

Suresh Chavhanke, the owner and editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News, said in a statement: “To respect the Delhi High Court’s stay order, we’ve stopped the telecast of today’s ‘Bindas Bol’ programme. The subject of today’s ‘Bindas Bol’ was based on “Bureaucracy Jihad”. Chavhanke claimed this was the “first time in the history of television news that a show has been stopped before its telecast”.

A little over an hour before the show time, however, Chavhanke had posted on Twitter: “Aaj raat 8 baje show hoga. (The show will be…

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