Srinagar: The cable operators in Srinagar district warned for telecasting 30 unpermitted channels including many aired from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Home department of Jammu and Kashmir home department quote an order issued by the additional district magistrate, Srinagar which direct cable operators to immediately stop telecasting or transmitting such channels. In an exercise of powers conferred by section 19 of Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995
The channels which are learnt to have been barred are: ARY QTV, Madni Channel, Peace TV (Urdu and English), Noor TV, Hadi TV, Paigam, Hidayat, Saudi Al-Sunnah Al-Nabawiyah, Saudi-Al-Quran Al-Karim, Sehar, Karbala TV, Ahli-biat TV, Message TV, Hum TV, ARY Digital Asia, Hum Sitaray, ARY Zindagi, PTV Sports, ARY Musik, TV One, ARY Masala, ARY Zauq, A TV, Geo News, ARY News Asia, Abb Takk News, Waseb TV, 92 News, Duniya News, Samna News, Geo Tez, Express News and ARY News.
The order said it was necessary in larger public interest and for the maintenance of peace and tranquillity to prohibit cable operators from transmitting TV channels not permitted by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting.
Cable operators were also asked to furnish a notarised affidavit for the same and warned of action in case they fail to do so.
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