Sudarshan TV will get two weeks to reply

New Delhi, November 19

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave two weeks to Sudarshan TV and others to respond to the Centre’s affidavit that indicted the channel for violating programme code.

A Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud asked Sudarshan TV and the petitioner to file their responses and posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

The Centre has indicted Sudarshan TV for violation of programme code and cautioned it for telecasting “UPSC Jihad”, which was not in “good taste” and “offensive”. However, it allowed the channel to telecast remaining episodes of the controversial programme after suitable modification.

In an affidavit filed in the SC, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry noted that the episodes telecast by the channel “has likelihood of promoting communal attitudes”. — TNS

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