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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    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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              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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