New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued orders prohibiting transmission of DY 365 TV for three days and VTV Channel for one day as both the channels violated the provisions of the programme code.
Order Prohibiting ‘DY 365’TV Channel for 3 days:
On the other hand, the I&B Ministry in its order dated 13th December 2017 has stated that ‘DY 365’TV Channel, aired a’News Report’on 04.06.16 at 14:59:36 hrs., based on a ritual in which a man could be seen tossing a new-born baby up and down in the air. He hurls and slings the baby in every possible manner and direction without a shred of care and concern. The video meant to expose an extremely dangerous superstition allegedly prevalent in some parts of Assam where people believe that undergoing this ritual will keep the child safe. The visuals are extremely disturbing, and not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition.
After due verification, the IMC noted that the “DY 365” News TV channel has violated programme codes on earlier occasions also. Further the representatives of the channel were not able to reply/tell about the video i.e., what is the ritual called in Assam, place where such ritual happened and what is the reason that the channel telecast it on their channel.
Based on the recommendations of IMC, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered to prohibit the transmission or re-transmission of “Dy 365’TV channel for three (3) days on any platform throughout India with effect from 0001 hrs. on 15.12.2017 till 0001 hrs. on 18.12.2017.
Order Prohibiting VTV Channel for One day:
The I&B Ministry order dated 12th December 2017 has stated that ‘VTV” TV News channel has aired a news programme namely, Viral Truth, on 20.03.2017 at 19:25:44 hrs. in which a man could be seen brutally beating up children in an orphanage and the video started trending on social media alleging that this incident occurred in RMVM school of Valsad in Gujarat. However, when
channel conducted their own investigation about this video, lt found that the video was of an incident in an orphanage in Egypt. The said visuals were of 4 minutes and 24 seconds. It appeared that the channel has tried to sensationalize the issue to grab attention of its viewers.
Based on the material on record and the submission of channel’s representatives, the IMC opined that the channel had violated the Programme code and also their ground is not clear and the channel telecast the news without any disclaimer for the viewers. The IMC recommended that the channel “VTV” may be taken off air for one day for violating the provisions of the programme code.
Based on the recommndations of IMC, the Central Government ordered to prohibit the transmission or re-transmission of .VTV, TV channel for one day on any platform throughout India with effect from 00:01 hrs. on 16.12.2017 till 00:01 hrs. on 17.12.2017.