Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has
banned the transmission of two local television channels as
they were telecasting "provocative programmes".
Authorities directed the Superintendent of Police,
Srinagar, to ban the transmission of SEN channel and SEN Awaz
for allegedly violating the Cable Television Network
(Regulation) Act 1995, officials said.
"The two channels have been giving wide coverage to the
provocative speeches and activities of secessionist elements
for creating law and order problems. The Executive Director
of SEN and SEN Awaz has been advised to observe programme code
as envisaged under the Cable Television Act," District
Magistrate Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo said.
The Chief Editor of SEN channel, Syed Tajamul, rubbished
the government claims that they violated any law.
"We were strictly complying with the directions of the
authorities and only telecasting news for 15 minutes from 8:00
PM to 8:15 PM. Due to curtailment in news timing, we lost
almost all sponsors but we adhered to the government order. I
fail to understand why our channels have been banned," he