Friday, November 4th, 2016

Omar Abdullah lashes out at Central govt for NDTV ban

Narada Desk | November 4, 2016 3:30 pm Print
He expressed his anger on Twitter whether these were the promised "acche din"

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdulla hammered Centre for its decision to pull off NDTV India from airing for a day and asked if these were the promised “achhe din (good days)”.

“NDTV India ordered off the air, opposition leaders detained for wanting to show solidarity with the family of dead soldier.”

“Achhe din anyone?” Omar wrote on twitter

An inter-ministerial committee under Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed “NDTV India”  off air for one day on November 9. The order was taken for the channel’s alleged broadcasting of “sensitive” information during Pathankot terror attack earlier this year.

The order received by NDTV  reads that “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”.

Various politicians,activists,and organisations have expressed their disagreement with the order. Editors Guild of India released a press release in which they describe the order is reminiscent of the Emergency.

Famous journalists took to social media to slam the government’s directive.

 

 

 

 

 

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