Ban Sach Ka Saamna, say Netas; Star TV gets notice

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New Delhi, Jul 23: STAR TV is in no postion to enjoy the 4-plus TRP of Sach Ka Saamna as the government has issued a show cause notice to the broadcasters for 'offending good taste and decency' with the new reality show.

A section of parliamentarians on Wednesday, Jul 22 raised objection to the new reality show for having content that was not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition, and for obscenity in words.

Government wants to gag the 'Sach'

It was Kamal Akhtar of Samajwadi Party who raised the issue during the Zero hour in the upper house. He alleged that the question put forth to the contestants are obscene and gave examples of instances from the show.

The information and Broadcasting Ministry slapped the notice in STAR TV and has sought a reply from the channel by July 27. The notice is based on the violation of clause 6 (1) ADIO of the programme code which says it offends the good taste and good decency.

I&B Minister Ambika Soni has also called a meeting of NBA and IBF to discuss the issue of regulation of content in electronic media.

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