NDTV challenges 1 day ban in SC

The ministry had asked for NDTV India to be taken off air on November 9. With two days to go for the 1 day ban to be implemented, NDTV sought legal recourse before the Supreme Court.

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NDTV approached the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the one-day ban imposed by the union government on its Hindi channel NDTV India. The information and broadcasting ministry had passed an order prohibiting transmission of NDTV India for one day.

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The ministry had asked for NDTV India to be taken off air on November 9. With two days to go for the 1 day ban to be implemented, NDTV sought legal recourse before the Supreme Court.

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Action against the channel was initiated after the inter-ministerial committee observed that NDTV India had violated rule 6(1)(p) of the cable television networks (regulation) act. The committee had recommended that the channel be banned for a day for dispersing sensitive information during reportage of Pathankot attack in January earlier this year.

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