Parrikar on NDTV: Not a ban, temporarily put-off for violating security guidelines

According to the Defense Minister the broadcast has wider implications as it concerned with the national security and the lives of serving personnel and their families at the Airbase.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Panaji | Updated: January 27, 2017 10:41 am
manohar parrikar, parrikar, ndtv, ndtv ban, ndtv pathankot, ndtv patankot coverage, ndtv news, parrikar in goa, goa news, india news Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Ayush Minister Sripad Naik and Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar addressing the press conference on winning the State of State India Today award in Panaji on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Defending the inter-ministerial committee of Information and broadcasting Ministry’s decision for taking NDTV off-air for disclosing ‘strategically sensitive information’, Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar said that the move was taken by the ministry as the news channel had flouted guidelines following 2008 Mumbai terror attack. “It’s not a ban, they’ve been asked to put-off the channel temporarily as they had broadcasted live operation – which is against the guidelines issued to the channels following the 2008 terror attack,” Parrikar said.

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According to the Defense Minister the broadcast has wider implications as it concerned with the national security and the lives of serving personnel and their families at the Airbase. “During UPA regime, nearly 21 times such guidelines were issues against channels for broadcasting even something like sting-operation, whereas this is the matter if national security,” he said.

A senior official said that the channel had allegedly broadcasted air-assets, residence and ammunition dumps at Pathankot. “The broadcast compromised the strategic assets, it may have been easily picked up by the terrorist-handlers and the lives of our own security personnel may have been compromised,” he said.

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Parrikar while distancing himself from the political allegations against the central government over One Rank One Pension (OROP) said that in 95 percent of the cases the armed forces pensioners have been receiving their dues. “In about 96,000 odd cases the documents of the retired personnel are not intact because of wear and tear over the years, in such cases we have asked them to submit supplementary documents such as matriculation certificate or additional affidavit to verify their age or other credentials. Once they submit, they will be awarded their dues as per the scheme,” he said.

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    IML sood
    Nov 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm
    A Pagal calling his and calling sir, seems to be another sever attack.He should see towards his family who is mourning since his birth that such a worthless traitor born in the family whose sympathy is always with anti national elements.More than an Indian.
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      IML sood
      Nov 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm
      Donot blindly support NDTV because it a brother media. Have not everyone in the country observed how this npmedia house tried to help anti national elements,how their reporters were behaving as if their only duty is support anarchists and twist every news to their masters choice.No need take names of such bias reporters as every one knows and many of us started boycott of this media. Still Govt. has shown retrain while it should have banned for ever.See the response of the people except a few antiGovt and frustrated political leaders searching for some space are opposing the ban.
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        Dash
        Nov 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm
        Banning NDTV for 1 day is unjustified. It should have been pemanently banned for helping jihadis directly and indirectly.
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          Pork Kabab
          Nov 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm
          Modi will meet Bajpyaee's fate. Being too good is not good in India. Indians want tough actions. A chaprasi to a big businessman, everybody in India has a feudal mind and will exploit the weak. This is in the gene of Indians. So do not let go Pronoy Roy with all the financial ghaplas and arrest him along with Barkha Dutt, Rajdan and the Bihari Rubbish Kumar and ban NDTV.
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            Ram
            Nov 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm
            without fear NDTV should continue. Expose failure of Govt. they have not done anything in last two and half years except managing media.
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              Ashok Mazumdar
              Nov 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm
              Jab ye Bole,lt;br/gt;Tab lagta hailt;br/gt;Ki Bihar Schoollt;br/gt;Ka Topper hai.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Prodical Sciencelt;br/gt;me MA kiya hoga
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                Manohar Sharma
                Nov 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm
                NDTV is anti-national. It must be banned.
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                  Mayur Panghaal
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                  Dear feku,lt;br/gt;Where are the 10 terrorists who had entered guj via boats before mahashivratri ? Are they on bharat darshan ? lt;br/gt;Where are the bodies and debris of the guj terror boat shot by coast guard ? lt;br/gt;Why all malegaon terrorists were acquitted by court ? lt;br/gt;Why akshardham attackers were acquitted by court and guj police slammed ? lt;br/gt;Why all top police officers in guj were sent to jail for fake encounters ? lt;br/gt;Why no encounters have taken place since then ? lt;br/gt;Why haren pandyas family says feku killed their son ? lt;br/gt;Where are the terrorists who entered delhi before republic day and infependence day every year ? lt;br/gt;Are they watching the parade ? lt;br/gt;Why your home ministry chief is instructing officers what to say in ishrat files case ? lt;br/gt;Why NIA has made ats of mah accused of planting explosives in col.purohit house ? lt;br/gt;Why pp rohini salian alleged that u were pressing her to go slow in pragya and purohit and aseemanand blast cases ?lt;br/gt;Why himayat baig was acquiited in blast case ? lt;br/gt;Where are the 10 masked men who were shouting barbadi slogans in middle of jnu in capital delhi ? There is info that you had sent them there to implicate other students........lt;br/gt;And today your MLA Yatin Ozha (Amit Shah's close aide) has written a letter explaining how Akbaruddin Owaisi was on contract of BJP to put up candidates in Muslim majority areas of Bihar to cut Nitish Kumar votes and help BJP win.He wrote a detailed letter how Amit Shah and Akbaruddin owaisi met in secret at 3 am in the morning.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Humko ullu samjha hai kya feku ?
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