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Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel walk past burnt and damaged shops, which were allegedly set on fire by miscreants during communal violence last week at Gokalpuri market in northeast Delhi on March 4, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Govt lifts ban on 2 Malayalam news channels over Delhi riots coverage: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:48 AM IST
A 48-hour ban was imposed on Malayalam news channels Asianet News and Media One on Friday for as their coverage of the violence is north-east Delhi could “enhance communal disharmony,” according to the ministry of information and broadcasting.
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Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P. Chidambaram said the ban on the television channels was an interference on the freedom of the press.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P. Chidambaram said the ban on the television channels was an interference on the freedom of the press.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Unconstitutional interference: Chidambaram on govt’s ban on two TV channels

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 09:38 AM IST
Chidambaram described the ban as a “travesty of justice” and called for its immediate revocation.
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