J&K: Govt imposes ban on two local TV channels

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Srinagar, Jul 30: Two local television channels had been banned in Jammu and Kashmir as they were telecasting "provocative programmes."

Authorities directed the Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, to ban the transmission of SEN channel and SEN Awaz for allegedly violating the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act 1995.

"The two channels have been giving wide coverage to the provocative speeches and activities of secessionist elements for creating law and order problems," said District Magistrate.

He also claimed, "The Executive Director of SEN and SEN Awaz has been advised to observe programme code as envisaged under the Cable Television Act."

"Due to curtailment in news timing, we lost almost all sponsors but we adhered to the government order. I fail to understand why our channels have been banned," said the Chief Editor of SEN channel.

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