DM Srinagar stops transmission of Sen Channel

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Srinagar, Oct 4 (UNI) The District Magistrate, Srinagar has stopped transmission of local cable network news Channel (SEN TV) in view of blatant violation of provisions of the cable TV Network regulation Act, 1995.

The local channel has telecast objectionable material with an objective to incite people to disturb public peace and tranquillity.

Despite, repeated advise to the channel to conform to the provision of the Act and adhere to the written undertaking given by it, the channel continued to telecast objectionable material aiming at disturbing public peace and order.

It may be recalled that the local cable channels operating under Cable TV network regulation Act 1995 have to conform to the programme code under section-8 of the Act.

At a meeting convened yesterday, all the local cable network operators were strictly advised to conform to the provisions of the Act and adhere to their written commitment given to the government.

They were also told that in the event of any violation the District Magistrate would be constraint to take action under the Act.

UNI BAS SLD BST2215

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