NDTV moves SC over one-day ban

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) NDTV media company on Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the government imposed one-day ban on its Hindi channel, NDTV India.

“NDTV challenges the one-day ban on Hindi channel in the Supreme Court,” NDTV said in a statement issued here.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday directed the news channel to go off air from the midnight of November 8 to midnight of November 9 for allegedly breaching cable TV norms in its coverage of the January 2 terror attack on the Pathankot Indian Air Force base.

Refuting the claims, NDTV said: “Other channels and newspapers reported the same information.”

The ban on NDTV India has been widely condemned by major opposition parties, the Editors Guild and other media groups.

–IANS

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