The Supreme Court on Tuesday put off the petition filed by NDTV, challenging the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s decision to ban NDTV India for a day, till December 5. The ban was ordered for allegedly revealing “strategically sensitive information” during the coverage of anti-terror operations at the Pathankot airbase earlier this year.
A bench led by Justice A K Sikri adjourned the matter after being informed by senior advocate Fali S Nariman, who represented NDTV, that there was no urgency to examine the petition since the ministry has put the decision in abeyance for now.
Appearing for the ministry, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the bench that NDTV would be given a hearing by the inter-ministerial committee before whom it has made a representation for a review of the decision that had directed NDTV India to go off air.
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