Govt bans 24 Islamic, Pakistani TV channels in Bandipora
The district administration Bandipora banned 34 Islamic andPakistani channels on Tuesday, citing that transmission of these channelscreates law and order problems in the district.
In an order issued by district magistrate Bandipora,government has asked all the cable operators of the district to immediatelystop downlinking of these 24 channels.
"It has been reported that cable operators within thejurisdiction of district Bandipora are telecasting and transmitting variousprogrammes which create law and order problems in the district. Downlinkingthese channels is a clear violation of the sub-rule 6 of the cable TV rulesunder programme code," reads the order no. DCB/VC/2018-19/2671-89 dated 26-02-2019.
The order further reads that "to prevent the cable operatorsof the district from broadcasting these TV channels it is necessary to invokenecessary provisions of law."
"Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred undersection-19 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 read withrule 6 of Cable Television Network Rule, 1994, I district magistrate herebydirect all the cable operators operating within the jurisdiction of districtBandipora to immediately stop telecasting/transmitting such channels, failingwhich strict action as contemplating under the provision of Cable TV Networks(Regulation) Act will be initiated," reads the order.
The channels include: Peace TV Urdu, Peace TV English, ARYQTV, Madni Channel, Noor TV, Hadi TV, Paigam, Hidayat, Saudi Al-SunnahAl-Nabawiyah, Saudi Al-Quran Al-Karim, Sehar, Message TV, Hum TV, ARY DigitalAsia, Hum Sitaray, ARY Zindagi, PTV Sports, ARY Musik, TV One, ARY Masala, ARYZoug, A TV, Karbala TV, GEO News, ARY New Asia, ABB Takk News, Waseb TV, 92News, Duniya News, Samma News, Geo Tez, Express News, ARY News and Ahli-biatTV.
The order has been issued in reference to the homedepartment order no. Home 02 (ISA) of 2019-02-25.