NDTV Ban: It was Shocking and Exceptional, Says Opposition

The Congress party vice president and opposition party leaders had slammed the Government for putting a ban on popular news channel NDTV India. Rahul Gandhi on speaking with media said that the move of NDTV ban was shocking and unparalleled.

It seems like both opposition and ruling party to be heading for a battle on the one day ban executed on NDTV Hindi News channel for apparently negotiating national security during the coverage of Pathankot Terror Attack.

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However, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal slammed the Government for being strict. An agency report said that Delhi CM and Congress party leader Digvijay suggesting that TV channels and newspapers should show pluck and cease their operations for a day to register their protest.

BJD and CPI also joined in the list on blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strict ways. Congress Party VP, Rahul Gandhi termed this ban on NDTV as “Shocking and unprecedented” while West Bengal Chief Minister said it as evocative of the emergency.

However, media biggies like the Editor’s Guide and the Broadcast Editor’s Association of India (BEA) also came forward to blast Government on NDTV Ban. They said that the decision to take one day ban on the channel was a direct disturb of the freedom of media.

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Meanwhile, the assault failed to get either BJP or the Government to sympathize. BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma vindicated that they stuck to their charge against NDTV India that it committed a big mistake by highlighting Pathankot Terror Attacks, sensitive assets.

The closed sources about the Government said that decision of ban of NDTV taken after following the process and started in January itself with proper notice. We already gave an opportunity to explain, but they didn’t respond well.


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