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Indian Govt may ban Dr. Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV' for 'hate propaganda'.
06/12/2012 11:31:37  www.hindujagruti.org/news/15231.html


Hate channels which are illegally down-linked and freely available to viewers near the India-Pakistan and north-eastern borders have become important weapons in the psychological war against India.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has red flagged 24 "illegal" foreign channels for beaming anti-India programmes. The potential for mischief by these channels was serious enough for the government to concede in Parliament:

"The content of some of these channels is not conducive to the security environment in the country and poses a potential security hazard."

The government has initiated steps to enhance the penal provisions for beaming such channels. Amendments to the Cable TV Act, which will include higher fines apart from the existing jail provisions, are ready to be introduced in Parliament.

The government's move to block the channels follows a spate of communal incidents in Uttar Pradesh, Hyderabad, Assam, Srinagar, Mumbai and other parts of India in recent months following motivated reports.

However, the authorities find it difficult to jam all channels. Encouraged by this lack of control and easily available in the border areas and even elsewhere, these channels are brought into homes via cable TV.

Ajit Doval, former director of the Intelligence Bureau, said, "If these channels are indulging in anti-national and seditious activities which are detrimental to the security of the country, then the government should take suitable legal action and a technological response to counter them."

Most hate channels focus on news or religious affairs. Pakistani TV channels identified as being stridently anti-India include QTV, Madani TV, ARY TV, the official broadcaster PTV, PTV Home, PTV World, Geo TV, Dawn, Express, Waqat, Noor TV, Hadi TV, Aaj, Filmax and STV. They are available in Jammu Kashmir and Punjab.

Other TV channels that are illegally down-linked into India and are known to spew malicious content include Peace TV (Dubai), Saudi TV, TV Maldives, NTV (Bangladesh), XYZ TV, Nepal TV, Kantipur (Nepal), Ahmedia Channel (UK-based) and Bhutan Broadcasting Service. These channels are watched in the north-eastern states and in areas bordering Nepal.

Sources said channels like QTV and Indian preacher Zakir Naik-run Peace TV are also available through cable TV operators in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Many cable operators are unaware that it is illegal to air these channels.

Indian viewers are drawn to the illegally shown TV channels because of the entertainment programmes they show. For instance, Pakistan's official broadcaster PTV has a dedicated following for its highly popular drama and comedy shows. But, it is illegal in India. The channel was banned following the Kargil conflict and increased terrorist activities in India a decade ago.

It is the dangerous content that the Intelligence Bureau has opposed. Unverified reports on the desecration of the holy Quran telecast on Iran TV, an illegally downloaded channel, had sparked violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir. The channel is banned in the Valley.

The anti Islam film, 'Innocence of Muslims', triggered riots and protests in Mumbai and other parts of the country. The government is wary that incendiary films or visuals can disturb the peace.

Sources said the anti-India propaganda to misguide viewers in India is very carefully managed.

Foreign channels provide free space for people who are well-known India baiters. Even the news telecast is sometimes loaded against India and aimed at whipping up communal passions. The Indian security agencies and the army are shown in poor light and blamed for human rights abuses.

'Coloured' content in the border areas, despite the access to Indian channels, there is a demand for TV programmes from across the border. This makes it easier to slip in content that is "coloured" and likely to stir up passions.

Officials said the problem of anti-India channels pertains mainly to cable operators and not other platforms like DTH. There are over 60,000 registered cable operators in the country and it is not easy to monitor them, said officials.

Digitisation could be a solution as it will be easy to track what is being shown by a cable operator. But this will take some time. Officials said digitisation will not be completed before 2014. In other words people in the border areas, where the problem of illegal channels is acute, could continue to watch these channels for at least two years even though the digitisation rollout goes according to present plans.

The issue of illegal channels has been plaguing the government for long but it has not been able to find an effective answer to deal with the issue. Sources said on the intervention of the Prime Minister's Office, a committee of secretaries analysed the issue in 2010.

A technical group comprising National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), CERT-in and the Intelligence Bureau had explored various technical options to address the issue of showing illegal contents by the cable networks.

They were of the view that localised blocking of a specified TV channel using a terrestrial transmitter is neither feasible nor a financially viable option. Secondly, although it is technically possible to block a particular channel on a pan India basis by disturbing, or jamming the downlink frequency of a particular TV channel, "such actions are not internationally acceptable," sources said.



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Rngdl
27/12/2012 01:01:57
How n Y
How and why is Bhutan Broadcasting Service red flagged by the Intelligence Bureau?? can anyone help me out?
sajad
13/12/2012 00:28:27
opinion
It is very best step ....Ban peace tv .
Raj Puducode
12/12/2012 16:35:23
Naik is modern day Aurangazeb
http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/understandingislam/IslamHistory0212.aspx

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/49870

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJf13ENNgc
Abu Ayesha
12/12/2012 04:40:32
I support Zakir naik
Every one commenting against these channel and Dr. Zakir Naik. Are anybody ready for a debate with him.


dada
10/12/2012 05:26:57
ARY
ARY AND Q TV COMES IN HYDERABAD OF ANDHRAPRADESH. IF THESE ARE BANNED HOW IS THAT THE CITY POLICE, INTELLIGENCE WING IN THE CITY AS WELL AS THE HOME SEVRETARIAT WHO ARE ALSO THE VIEWERS OF TV AT THEIR HOMES LEFT IT UNNOTICED? IT IS SUCH A BIG CITY AND NO RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL OBJECTED TO IT IS A SURPRISE? I THINK IN KERALA ,TAMILNADU etc., also those channels are telecast. The cyber crime cells of each region should monitor such. What is the news paper media doing like THE HINDU etc., R doing in national interest while they always harp upon post-godhra etc.,as if reminding the forgotten things.
Raj Puducode
08/12/2012 10:02:35
Throw them out with their spy anti-national TV stations
How can you ban these channels in Islamic Republic of India? As long as these secular, bloody political parties are in power that wont happen. In any other country they would have blown away anti-national people like Naik, Madani, Afzal Guru & our late esteemed guest Kasab. We created two countries for these animals & they are still roaming around terrorizing the majority.
Raj Puducode
08/12/2012 09:55:52
Throw them out with their spy anti-national TV stations
How can you ban these channels in Islamic Republic of India? As long as these secular, bloody political parties are in power that wont happen. In any other country they would have blown away anti-national people like Naik, Madani, Afzal Guru & our late esteemed guest Kasab. We created two countries for these animals & they are still roaming around terrorizing the majority.
K.Parameshwar
07/12/2012 06:48:37
Joker
This man is reffered to as a joker on the cyberworld.One of his well known jokes is about islamic halal slaughter of animals is a painless experience.He says that there is a white line around the neck of a lamb and if one can cut along that line, it is absolutely painless.
Omindian
06/12/2012 23:28:13
Must ban Jihad TV channels
It is good if there is a ban on Zakir TV, if the ban comes true, which is highly doubtful. Zakir Naik is openly spitting venom on Hinduism by misquoting from Vedas and Upanishads. These sort of things happen only in India. In Islamic nations such a person would have been in cemetry by now.
Ganesh
06/12/2012 21:14:37
what the doctor ordered
With the appointment of a jihadi as the IB chief what more can these anti nationals ask for?It is boom time for them as long as UPA and its outside support jokers like SP,BSP etc are alive.
Ravi
06/12/2012 18:41:25
I believe..
On the contrary, I believe that sonia gandhi and her goverment will give them some aid under the pretext of some special minority schemes and encourage them. Or the party which actually rules Kerala will see to it.
Ravi
06/12/2012 18:41:25
I believe..
On the contrary, I believe that sonia gandhi and her goverment will give them some aid under the pretext of some special minority schemes and encourage them. Or the party which actually rules Kerala will see to it.
Ravi
06/12/2012 18:41:25
I believe..
On the contrary, I believe that sonia gandhi and her goverment will give them some aid under the pretext of some special minority schemes and encourage them. Or the party which actually rules Kerala will see to it.



 

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