India’s leading news channel, NDTV, was ordered by the government to be taken off air due to its coverage over Pathankot Terror attack in January.
The decision was made by an inter-ministerial panel constituted by Information and Broadcasting ministry (I&B ministry).
The panel said, ‘NDTV India’ had revealed crucial and sensitive information when the terror attack on IAF base was being carried out. The panel felt that the information aired could have been readily picked by terrorist handlers and had potential to “cause massive harm not only to national security but also to lives of civilians”.
The I&B ministry said, “orders to prohibit the transmission or re-transmission of NDTV India channel for one day on any platform throughout India with effect from 00:01 hrs on 9th November 2016 till 00:01 hrs of 10th November 2016”.
This is the first time such orders have been released against a TV channel.