MIBs ban order for NDTV India suspended temporarily

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has suspended temporarily its order of banning the NDTV India for a day because of alleged violation of content rules. The case has not been solved and the decision whether NDTV India will cease to exist is yet to be confirmed until further orders.

NDTV has justified the constitutional validity of its ban in the apex court. It was recommended by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) of the MIB to take NDTV India off the air for a day for its Pathankot attack coverage because it compromised the security of the country.

According to NDTV, the information it provided during the coverage was already in the public domain and it was the only one being targeted by the government while other media platforms who also shared the same information in the attack’s reports and were not singled out.

NDTV India is being supported by a number of media bodies which are requesting the withdrawal of the government’s order in an attempt to promote free speech.