NDTV India should be banned for life for playing with national security: Subhash Chandra

The I&B ministry’s inter-ministerial committee on Friday had recommended that news channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours for allegedly revealing “strategically-sensitive information” during its coverage of the anti-terror operations at Pathankot airbase.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:14 pm
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Supporting the action taken against news channel NDTV India, chairman of Zee Media and Rajya Sabha member Subhash Chandra tweeted saying the one-day ban is in fact unjust and very less and that the channel should be banned for life for playing with the security of the country. He further said that if NDTV were to go to court, they’d be reprimanded there as well.

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Citing an incident during the UPA rule, Chandra said that during the time, there was a conversation on banning Zee News channel. However, the intellectuals, the Editors’ Guild and NDTV had been silent then.

“Today, calling out wrong as wrong is making people say this is an emergency. Is the country’s security not important?” he said.

He finally said that there can be no two ideas on the security of the country and that he completely supported the one-day ban on NDTV India.

The Information and Broadcasting ministry’s inter-ministerial committee on Friday had recommended that news channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours for allegedly revealing “strategically-sensitive information” during the course of its coverage of the anti-terror operations at the Pathankot airbase earlier this year.

The Editors’ Guild of India had “strongly condemned” the ban, saying that it is “reminiscent of the Emergency”. The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) said that it was “deeply concerned” by the ministry’s order.

Major political parties have also decried the ban. However, the BJP has defended the ban, saying the channel had jeopardised the security of the county.

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First Published on: November 7, 2016 10:19 am
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    Bipin Bhardwaj
    Nov 7, 2016 at 5:54 am
    The seat for Indian Goebbles has been ured in the Govt, the fabricator of lies, fake videos supremo is ready to imp[ose fascist dictatorship, the reward for slavishly turning the TV channel as a propaa for the fascist ideology of Hindutva an imported ideology of Mussolini anti Hindu anti national outlook of Hatred, fascist principles and propaa.
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      Al buraaq
      Nov 8, 2016 at 3:52 am
      NDTV is dead meat
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        Al Buraaq
        Nov 8, 2016 at 4:06 am
        NDTV management is naive if they think this govt is spineless like previous UPA - this draconian regime will have NDTV squealing for mercy in no time. Expect anti-nationals to be fired soon and NDTV renamed to BKTV (Bhakt TV)!
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          Paki Xpress
          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:15 am
          The problem is that all those conditions that prepare a Muslim to become a terrorist are also caused by the Quran. These conditions are not cultural, ethnic, political or economical. They are religious. The hatred of the Jews and the non-Muslims has its roots in the Quran. Most of the crises that Muslim youth face, like lack of opportunity and loss of hope are also the result of the failure of Islam in solving the real problems of Muslims and particularly the youth
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            Amar Akbar
            Nov 7, 2016 at 6:08 am
            Everyone who has a brush with Islam is at risk. Any Muslim can become a terrorist overnight. As long as people believe Muhammad was a messenger of God, they are at risk of contracting Islamic terrorist fever.
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              Chander Pal
              Nov 7, 2016 at 6:44 am
              The illustrious NDTV channel some how have tried to champion people like teesta. That apart, why it could not strike them that their running commentary of the events in Pathankot or earlier at the Taj, Mumbai that handlers could and are using the same to their benefit. Bring out breaking news that emergency like situation is being created could be a good head line but not good journalism
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                Dinesh
                Nov 7, 2016 at 7:02 am
                Yes I agree with Subash
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                  IML sood
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                  How anti national elements with burning hearts are crying here in their comments which is not strange.The reason is simple if SC also says that nation comes first than press freedom where they will go? The only option left is Pak who also may not accept such traitors.This will be their Dooms day, hence cry is not for NDTV but for their own survival.People know their real intension very well.
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                    IML sood
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                    These anti national will have to take many births to fulfill their dreams as Nationalists have woken up in India and their golden period during Cong. Rule is over for ever.
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                      Mustafa
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 5:21 am
                      In the 20th century alone, Western and/or Christian powers have been responsible for at least twenty times more deaths than have Muslim powers. In this most brutal of centuries, we created incomparably more civilian casualties than have Muslims in the w of Islamic history. This continues even in our day—witness the slaughter of 900,000 Rwandans in 1994 in a potion that was over 90 % Christian; or the genocide of over 300,000 Muslims and systematic rape of over 100,000 Muslim women by Christian Serbs in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995. The horrible truth is that, numerically and statistically speaking, Christian Civilization is the bloodiest and most violent of all civilizations in all of history, and is responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths.
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                        Satendra kumar
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 7:39 am
                        Wrong information about the security force is unjustification any journalism should write viable resourceful honest availability that is not biased with the central government security forces system.
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                          Rao Matta
                          Nov 8, 2016 at 3:39 am
                          The one day ban was based on a specific cause. It is not because whether a channel is pro-BJP or not. Previous governments indeed banned some channels. By the way what is wrong with RSS if it is doing something good. Show me one instance where your so called pro-secular outfits did something good for the country.
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                            Amar Akbar
                            Nov 8, 2016 at 1:24 am
                            NDTV and Barkha Dirt exposed: lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Terror in Mumbai show by famous journalist Farid Zakaria features exclusive audio tapes of the intercepted phone calls between the young gunmen and their controllers in stan, and testimony from the sole surviving gunman. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The phone intercepts provide a grotesque running commentary as the controllers tell terrorists to turn on NDTV, watching events unfold on live TV on NDTV, direct the gunmen, Barkha Dirt telling them where the security forces are, which of their hostages should be kiIIed and how to do it. With the kiIIers wounded and asking what to do next, the tapes reveal the controllers calmly urging them to fight to the death and not allow themselves to be taken alive. Barkha Firt and Pranab Toy got 100 crores from jihadi Muslims to relay sensitive info.
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                              Neeraj kumar
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm
                              Mr chandra is right but the ban should be on Zee news. Isn't it sir. Bhagt
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                                George
                                Nov 7, 2016 at 7:58 am
                                NDTV should be banned and their key personnel tried for treason. NDTV's contribution is more for stan than India. They can be renamed PTV
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                                  DT
                                  Nov 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                                  But it was the govt. that permitted pak"s ISI staff to enter and study the base n the surrounding landscape
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                                    Sajid
                                    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                                    Ab bjp k dalal batayenge k kisko kya karna hai
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                                      Shailesh
                                      Nov 7, 2016 at 5:48 am
                                      Yes only Zee is torch bearer of patriotic spirit and custodian of national pride(sic). This chamcha giri wud doom Indian Media.
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                                        Soundar
                                        Nov 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                                        Sub hash Chandler colour has come out when NDTV was not supporting his case now he is taking revenge this is a bad precedent.
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                                          SubbuI
                                          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:46 am
                                          1)WILL THIS SUBASH TELL US AS NO OTHER OR MANY OTHER CHANNALS WHICH HAVE NOT SUPPORERED THE TALK OF BANNING Z TV ARE ALSO TO BANNED BY BJP GOVERNMENT RULED BY NALAYAK NMODI?lt;br/gt;2),WILL SUBHASH CHANDRA CLARIFY WHY Z TV TELECASTED JNU DOCTRED FARGI VIDEO?lt;br/gt;3) WILL SUBASH CHANDRA KNOW WHAT IS PROFFESIONAL ETHICS?lt;br/gt;A DOCTER NEVER CRITICIZE ANOTHER DOCTER!lt;br/gt;(A LAWEYER DON'T TAKE OTHER LAWYER NAME AND CRITICIZE.HIMlt;br/gt;A JUDGE ONLY CORRECT THE WRONG JUDGMENT BY LOWER COURT AND GIVE CORRECTIONAL ADVICE, NOT DISMISS THE LOWER COURT JUDGEMENT)lt;br/gt;4) DO SUBASH CHANDRA KNOWS THAT ALL THEPAST DEALING.HISTORY.AND TELECASTING RECORDS ARE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN?lt;br/gt;NOW THIS FIRST GRADE POWER BROKER MUST ANSWER HOW HE BECAME RAJYA SABHA MP FROM HARYANS BY FRAUD,FORGERY AND BIG BRIBE OR NOT,? lt;br/gt;5) IF HE WILL NOT SWEAR BY HIS CHILDREN THEN WILL HE RESIGN?lt;br/gt;HOW SUCH ASENIOR CAN SCOOP SO LOW TO ABUSE AND REDICULE AN ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER IE IN PROFFESIONlt;br/gt;YES. MAY BE A MINISTRY BERTH, MAY BE SOME PADMA AWARD OR BELEIVE IT OR NOT MAY BE BJP NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT OF INDIAlt;br/gt;NOTHING IS IMPIBLE i.e.,EVERY THING IS PIBLE IN POLITICS.lt;br/gt;MAY GOD SAVE OUR MOTHER COUNTRY FROM NALAYAK NMODI MADNESS
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                                            SubbuI
                                            Nov 7, 2016 at 7:05 am
                                            NDTV UNDER DOGS PITCHED AGAINST POWE FULL HITLLER MODI AND BROJED SUBASH CHANDRA.lt;br/gt;SMALL BUT REPUTED.HONEST TV GROUP PITCHED AGAINST A JAINT TV GROUPlt;br/gt;GOOD JOURNALISM PITCHED AGAINST BAISED ISMlt;br/gt;TORTOISE PITCHED AGAINST HARElt;br/gt;ONE GOT NEUTAL PEOPLE SUPPORT PITCHED AGAINST BAKTHS AND SANGHISlt;br/gt;DEMOCRACY AGAINST DICTATOR SHIPlt;br/gt;TRUTH AGAIST LIESlt;br/gt;SATHYAMEVA JAYATHE!
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