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    Sudarshan TV violated programme code, issued show cause notice: Centre to SC

    By: Express Web Desk | Delhi |

    Updated: September 23, 2020 10:35:09 pm

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    The Supreme Court had took strong objection to the content of the programme ‘Bindas Bol', observing that “a particular community cannot be targeted” in the name of investigative journalism and that the “country cannot survive with such an agenda”.

    The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it had served a showcause notice to Sudarshan TV over its “UPSC Jihad” programme that claims to expose a “conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service”. The Centre said the show prima facie violated programme code and Sudarshan TV has been asked to submit a reply by September 28.

    “The notice is a detailed one, giving facts which are against the program code,” the Centre told the top court. Next hearing on the matter is scheduled on October 5.

    During the brief hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the four page notice to the channel has sought an explanation on various points regarding violation of the programme code and why action should not be taken against it. The detailed notice under Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 has been issued today itself, showing facts that are, according to the government, prima facie not in accordance with the programme code, he said.

    The bench of…

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