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Two channels sent off air for programme code breach

In a separate order, the ministry ordered Assamese channel DY365 to go off air for three days from December 15 to 18 for violating cable television network rules.

The Assamese channel had aired a news report on a ritual in which a man was seen tossing a newborn up and down in the air without a “shred of care and concern”. The video, aired in June last year, was reportedly meant to expose a superstition prevalent in some parts of Assam.

The Gujarati channel, on the other hand, in its programme called ‘Viral Truth’, had in March televised a four-minute visual clip of a man beating children in an orphanage in Valsad.

The I&B ministry said the visuals, upon investigation, were found to have originated in Egypt, but were passed off as having happened in Gujarat, without adequate investigation by the channel.

Source : timesofindia



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