The Delhi High Court has issued Republic TV and Times Now a notice refraining them from broadcasting irresponsible and defamatory remarks against Bollywood.
The two leading Indian news channels, along with other social media platforms, were given the warning after a plea by four Bollywood associations and 34 leading producers.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the broadcasters to follow the Programme Code provided under the Cable Television Networks Rules. A further hearing takes place on 14th December 2020.
The court was cited in The Hindu saying, “If you do not follow self-regulation, then what is to be done in a matter like this. You are not following your undertaking to the court. It’s a little disheartening and demoralises everyone.”
Meanwhile, Justice Shakdher added “surely investigate. But it has to be fair reportage”. He said, “Please see what happened when media chased someone like Princess Diana. You can’t just go on like this.”
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