Those politicising NDTV ban issue are playing with national security: Shiv Sena

"Some decisions are related to national security and thus should not be politicised," said the party.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 8, 2016 6:58 pm
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Those politicising the issue of one-day ban order on NDTV India are playing with national security, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said even as it welcomed the I&B ministry’s decision to put on hold the order against the Hindi channel. “We welcome the decision taken to put on hold the ban order on NDTV India. The only concern is that those politicising this issue are playing with national security,” it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

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“Some decisions are related to national security and thus should not be politicised. If they are, it cannot be supported. Bad behaviour cannot be excused for freedom,” the party said.

While some want the freedom to speak what they want, spit anywhere on the road, others want freedom to earn by corrupt practices and some want the freedom to shout pro-Pakistan slogans, it said.

“Such freedom will destabilise the nation,” it said. The Sena said that news channels nowadays do not seem to understand the level to which they come down to while competing to break news.

Taking a dig at the Congress, the editorial said that its leaders should not talk about freedom as during the Emergency period it ‘murdered’ all kinds of freedom. “Censorship was imposed in the name of national security and many editors were put behind bars. Many newspapers had to shut operation,” it said.

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Amid a major outcry, the Information and Broadcasting ministry had on Monday decided to ‘put on hold’ the November 2 order to impose a one-day ban on NDTV India, after the broadcaster requested that the decision be reviewed.

According to officials sources, NDTV co-chairman Prannoy Roy on Monday met I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed the issue related to the order. The minister said the NDTV leadership presented an appeal to him, to which he said he will have a look and then decided that the government directive will be on hold till the process is completed.

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    Onkar Singh
    Nov 8, 2016 at 10:44 am
    Which version of " national security" is under threat--BJP 's,Shiv Sena's,RSS's,VHP's,Modi's,Parrikkar's,Bajrang Dal's,Congress party's,-?
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      Onkar Singh
      Nov 8, 2016 at 11:02 am
      How dare you say that the security is under threat--BJP ! We have a Superman with 56 " chest.No threat!!!The country is under no threat!! Those who are and were under threat at all times,but are now definitely under more threats from ,hunger,malnutrition,and bare minimum medical services,primary education,clean drinking water,natural calamities like-- floods,malaria,cyclones.Can you guess who they are? No? For the first time the PM has spoken the truth,that is his " man ki baat"! If there is national security threat -- it's to the POOR and THE POOREST of this country from politicians of political party,who don't care for all threats mentioned above and for which they( the poor have to) suffer for no reason of their own.Because BJP'S goal is Congress Mukt Bharat.Shiv Sena's is Bihari Mukt Mumbai and Maharashtra.All of them want a Bharat Mukt of the POORlt;br/gt;.They want it to be a Country of MODI,ADANI and AMBANI.Hence there's no security threat.Q.E.D.
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        Javed
        Nov 8, 2016 at 8:40 am
        Yes they are right but you Sunni Muslims cannot talk about national security unless you meant Porkistan security and 72sheeps.
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          Jayk
          Nov 8, 2016 at 7:41 am
          Security is paramount important for any country. Your freedom of expression should not endanger the lives of others. If the terrorists kill you, afterwards where is your freedom of expression? Strangely, the so called liberals, so called intellectuals worry so much for protecting the rights of terrorists than safety of common man. NDTV is guilty of repeatedly exposing sensitive security details to terrorists during anti-terror operations. So, the channel needs to be banned forever. Please also note that Bhakra D at NDTV is involved in 2G scam, and she was the cause of the death of several soldiers during Kargil war.
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            Kavi
            Nov 8, 2016 at 7:55 am
            If you are a true, patriotic Indian, never watch NDTV, which works for Jihadists, terrorists, and anti-national elements.
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              Mohan
              Nov 8, 2016 at 11:50 am
              Somehow everyone seems to cry and throw stones as usual @ the govt. forgetting lots of channels were called to go off the air during earlier regimes also. Seems they need something to accuse BJP etc etc as an evil as if they are gods who forget and forgave all the misrule of 60 yrs dividing the nation to get the power as PM.
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                SubbuI
                Nov 8, 2016 at 10:01 am
                WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL RESPECT CONSUTIONlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL KEEP HIS PROMISESlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL RESPECT ALL RELEIGONSlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL WORK FOR VIKAS NOT VINASlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL DO THINGS CREAATE JOBS FOR OUR UNEMPLOlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL TALK TRUTH NOT LIES ONLY LIESlt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A PM WHO WILL SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS NOT CREATE MORE PROBLEMS lt;br/gt;WE INDIANS WANTED A DEMOCRAT PM NOT A DICTATOR lt;br/gt;NO DICTATOR SURVIVED.HISTORY IS THE PROOF. BE IT HITLER. MUSOLINI. STALIN.ID AMIN..WHAT WE WANTED AND WHAT WE GOT? WORST THAN ANY ONE MENTIONED HERE.THIS DICTATOR MUST GO
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                  ABDL
                  Nov 8, 2016 at 10:41 am
                  Together, with the bjp and the rss, shivsena is the biggest threat to the nation.
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