Srinagar, May 07: The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked all its district magistrates to take “urgent and necessary action” in transmission of non-permitted TV channels by cable operators in the state.
The home department has issued an order No. PS/Home/ 2017-60, dated 06 May 2017 a copy of which lies with KNS, in which it has directed the district magistrates to ensure that urgent and necessary action is taken in accordance with the Cable TV Networks Regulation Rules and compliance report submitted to the home department.
“…..transmission of non permitted TV channels by the cable operators attracts violation of Cable TV Networks Regulation Rules…..It has been reported that cable operators in the Valley have been transmitting certain TV channels which are not permitted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting…The transmission of these channels have the potential to encourage or incite violence and create law and order disturbances in the Kashmir Valley,” the order reads.
Among the 34 channels listed in the order include PTV Sports, ARY Zindagi, Noor TV and Karbala TV.
The channels are Peace TV Urdu and English, ARY QTV, Madni Channel, 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. (KNS)