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Peace TV impact? Govt cracks whip on unauthorised channels

The government has banned Peace TV after its promoter Zakir Naik was accused of inciting the terrorists involved in the deadly Dhaka attack.


Peace TV impact? Govt cracks whip on unauthorised channels

New Delhi: In a development seen as a fallout of the Zakir Naik episode, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday warned of strict action against unauthorised channels on television networks.

The government has banned Peace TV after its promoter Zakir Naik was accused of inciting the terrorists involved in the deadly Dhaka attack.

He's also been the subject of a probe to find out if he promoted hard line views

on Islam and incited religious fundamentalists to commit crimes.

The I&B Ministry has written letters to all the state chief ministers asking them to take strict action against unauthorised TV broadcast, Naidu said.

He also appealed to the public to inform the ministry if they see any unauthorised channels on cable networks, the the minister added.

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