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Delhi High Court directs ministry to pass order in complaint against Republic TV

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has today directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to pass an order within 4 weeks on a complaint filed alleging that the Republic TV has violated the program code and further alleged for the uplinking and downlinking guidelines.

A single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla while hearing the matter through video conferencing has asked the MIB to pass an order within 4 weeks.

The petition has been filed by Amrish Rajan Pandey, Secretary Youth Congress through Advocate Joby P. Varghese stating that complaint filed by the Petitioner seeking action against Republic TV in terms of Uplinking and Downlinking guidelines have not been considered by the Ministry till date.

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The petitioner has further sought a direction against the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider his complaint and pass appropriate orders therein.

The petition stated that

“the self-regulatory body, National Broadcasters Association in their reply to his
complaint have stated that they have no jurisdiction over Republic TV as the channel is not its member.”

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