MIB issues advisory to TV channels on Pulwama terror attack

MUMBAI: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has issued an advisory asking broadcasters to be cautious while covering the Pulwama terror attack in which scores of CRPF personnel were killed.

The ministry in its advisory has said all channels are advised to be particularly cautious with regard to any content which is likely to incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of Law and Order or which promotes anti-national attitude or contains anything affecting the integrity of the nation.

The ministry asked them to ensure that no such content is telecast which is violative of Programme and Advertising Code as prescribed in the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act.

“On various occasions in the past, this Ministry has issued advisories for Private Satellite TV channels to broadcast content strictly in adherence to the Programme and Advertising Code as prescribed in the Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Act, 1995 and the rules framed thereunder,” the ministry said in its advisory.

“In light of the recent terrorist attack, TV Channels are adviced to be particularly cautious with regard to any content which is likely to encourage or incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order or which promotes anti-national attitudes and/or contains anything affecting the integrity of the nation and ensure that no such content is telecast which is violative of these Codes,” it further added.

The CRPF personnel were killed after an explosive-laden vehicle attacked one of the buses which were part of the convoy carrying around 2,500 CRPF personnel in 78 vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar.