- people from arunachal pradesh and all the subjects of a transparent democratic state
This petition is now closed.
Arunachal ban on news programme
Itanagar: The District Magistrate of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh banned the airing of news programme by ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ by cable operators for allegedly violating rules.
The District Magistrate in exercise of his power conferred under section 19 of the Cable TV Act, 1995 prohibited all cable operators from transmitting or re-transmitting the news programme by ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ with immediate effect, official sources said on Saturday. In an order, the District Magistrate said ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ has been airing programme without registering with the authorities and alleged the programmes are defamatory and suggestive innuendoes and half truths.
‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ has been covering news from all over Arunachal Pradesh and providing them to cable operators for circulation daily for the past few years after Doordarshan station at Itanagar discontinued airing privately produced news programme. PTI
We the undersigned appeal to the government of India as well as the government of arunachal pradesh to lift the curb on press with immediate effect.
Let peace and democracy prevail in the state. Let the private news channels broadcast their side of the story.
The Freedom of the press in India and Arunachal Pradesh petition to people from arunachal pradesh and all the subjects of a transparent democratic state was written by opo and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.