Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence

After fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote 'anti-national' attitudes

Press Trust of India February 25, 2020 23:48:01 IST
Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence
  • The I&B Ministry issued an advisory to private satellite television channels asking them to refrain from broadasting content that is likely to encourage or incite violence, or which 'promotes anti-national attitudes'

  • The advisory also called on private channels to be cautious of content that contains an attack on religious or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes

  • The advisory has come after fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, killing six more people and taking the toll in the communal clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 to 11

New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote "anti-national" attitudes.

Delhi violence IB Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote antinational attitudes incite violence

Representational image. Reuters.

Fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, killing six more people and taking the toll in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law to 11.

"It is hereby reiterated that all TV channels are advised to be particularly cautious with regard to any content which is likely to encourage or incite violence, or contains anything against the maintenance of law and order or which promotes anti-national attitudes," the advisory said

The advisory also called on private channels to be cautious of content that contains an attack on religious or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes.

It also cautioned against content that may carry "defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half-truths".

The advisory asked channels to ensure that no content is telecast which is violative of the Programme and Advertising Codes as prescribed in the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995.

"All private satellite TV channels are requested to ensure strict compliance," the advisory added.

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