BREAKING : Today Supreme Court to hear petition against Sudarshan TV’s controversial show
The channel filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court on Sunday saying that it will strictly comply with all the laws while airing the remaining episodes of the UPSC series in “Bindas Bol”.
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the case related to a ring of a program by Sudarshan News channel which has been in controversy. The program “Bindas Bol” is related to Muslims entering civil services which the channel had likened to “infiltration” and “Jihad”.
During the last hearing, the top court had said that the claims made by the channel were “insidious” and it also cast aspersions on the credibility of the UPSC exams and was a great disservice to the nation.
“Here is one anchor who says one particular community is trying to infiltrate UPSC. Can anything be more insidious (than such claims)? Such allegations affect the stability of the country and also cast aspersions on the credibility of the UPSC exam,” Justice DY Chandrachud, who heads the three-judge bench, had remarked on September 15, restraining the channel from telecasting the remaining episodes of the program.
The bench will on Monday take up the petition filed by an advocate Firoz Iqbal Khan.
The channel, meanwhile, filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court on Sunday saying that it will strictly comply with all the laws while airing the remaining episodes of the UPSC series in “Bindas Bol”.
Sudarshan TV further stated in the affidavit that it will abide and comply with the programming code and directions of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting strictly.
Sudarshan TV has broadcast four episodes in the program series “Bindas Bol” at 8:00 pm on September 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2020, and there are around six more episodes remaining to be broadcast in the program series, the additional affidavit stated.
The channel urged the Supreme Court to lift the stay on the telecast of remaining episodes of the controversial program.