The ban on NDTV India has been widely condemned by major opposition parties, the Editors Guild and other media groups.

NDTV moves Supreme Court over one-day ban
news Ban Monday, November 07, 2016 - 15:41

NDTV media company on Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the government imposed one-day ban on its Hindi channel, NDTV India.

"NDTV challenges the one-day ban on Hindi channel in the Supreme Court," NDTV said in a statement issued in New Delhi.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday directed the news channel to go off air from the midnight of November 8 to midnight of November 9 for allegedly breaching cable TV norms in its coverage of the January 2 terror attack on the Pathankot Indian Air Force base.

Refuting the claims, NDTV said: "Other channels and newspapers reported the same information." 

The ban on NDTV India has been widely condemned by major opposition parties, the Editors Guild and other media groups.

Earlier, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday had said that the ban on Hindi news channel NDTV India is “in the interest of the country’s safety and security.” 

 

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