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SC issues notice to Centre on PIL to regulate content on TV channels

The PIL alleged that misleading and superstitious content is being broadcast by the TV channels and there is no regulatory body to oversee it

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the union government and the Press Council of India (PCI) on a plea for setting up an independent mechanism to regulate content of television channels.

 

The bench passed the order on the PIL filed by NGO, Hindu Jagriti Samiti, seeking the intervention of the apex court in the issue.

 

A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a response from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) and the Law Ministry on a PIL. The petioner has alleged that misleading and superstitious content was being broadcast by the channels and there was no regulatory body to oversee it.

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