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Probe ordered into magazine publishing objectionable content

The Uttar Pradesh government today ordered a CB-CID probe into the publication of objectionable material against a particular religion by a monthly magazine in its May edition, an official spokesman said in Lucknow.

lucknow Updated: May 19, 2010 19:37 IST

The Uttar Pradesh government today ordered a CB-CID probe into the publication of objectionable material against a particular religion by a monthly magazine in its May edition, an official spokesman said in Lucknow.

"The government has ordered a CB-CID inquiry to expose the conspiracy to disturb communal harmony in the state. It has also ordered stopping circulation of the magazine named 'Ambedkar Today' and seizure of all the copies of its May edition immediately," he said.

Before ordering a CB-CID inquiry an explanation was sought from the magazine's editor who in his written reply admitted that some writer had used "indecent, indignified and objectionable language against a particular religion" and regretted the article, the spokesman said.

Apologising for publication of names of some state ministers in the article without their permission, the editor had assured that such things would not happen again in future, he said.

"Apprehending some conspiracy behind the article, the editor himself had asked a CB-CID inquiry so that action could be ensured against the guilty person," he said.

District Magistrate Jaunpur has also been directed to take action for cancellation of the title of the magazine, he added.