The High Court of Karnataka has issued a notice to the State as well as the Centre to seek the response from the authorities during a plea to issue directions to border statutory rules to forestall publication of indecent and obscene content as a part of the news/any alternative programme within the electronic and medium and therefore the Offence ought to be created a cognisable Offence. The Bench comprising of jurist Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued notice to the Ministry of data & Broadcasting and State Police of the authorities.
The Cable TV (Regulation) Act-1995 has no such provision or theme to forestall such mischievous publication. tho’ Section-5 of the act provides that nobody shall transmit or re-transmit through a cable service or any programme unless such programme is in conformity with the prescribed programme code, there’s no definition for programme code, the petitioner submitted.
The petitioner has also contended that it’s essential that the contents of such news and clippings within the visual media square are regulated.