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Ministry Issues Advisory To TV Channels Objecting Scandalous News Content

TV debates using unparliamentary language, journalists making fabricated claims, says Advisory

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The Centre on Saturday communicated extreme concern over the television channels on the substances displayed recently, particularly on the Jahangirpuri Violence and the Russia-Ukraine War. 

In a detailed advisory issued today on Saturday, the Ministry has called for adherence to the provisions of Section 20 of The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 including to  the Programme Code laid down under it.

The Ministry has found that in the recent past, several satellite TV channels have carried out coverage of events and incidents in a manner which appears to be unauthentic, misleading, sensational and using socially unacceptable language and remarks, offending good taste and decency, and obscene and defamatory and having communal overtones.

The Centre made solid objections with 'provocative headlines and video-recordings of the violence that might induce collective disdain among the communities and disturb harmony as well as law and order.'