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J & K Govt Bans Srinagar's local TV Channel

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the broadcast of  9TV Channel in the Valley with immediate effect.  The ban order was issued by the District Magisrate, Srinagar and served on the 9TV Channel
PTI September 10, 2010 17:01 IST
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the broadcast of  9TV Channel in the Valley with immediate effect.  The ban order was issued by the District Magisrate, Srinagar and served on the 9TV Channel by the SSP, Srinagar, reports The Tribune.  

Officials said they were getting reports that the channel was allegedly airing programmes in violation of Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 by giving coverage to provocative speeches by separatists in the valley.  

The order said: “9TV has been giving wide coverage to the provocative speeches and activities of secessionist elements, thus creating law and order problems. The director of the channel was advised to observe a programme code as suggested under the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995, in letter and spirit, but it repeatedly flouted the rules. While monitoring recent  news bulletins and other programmes, it has been found that the channel is showing stone throwing on CRPF bunkers and statements of separatists and hartal calls in such a way that these incite people to create law and order problems.”