The Chief Election Commissioner of India
Sub:- Code of Conduct violated by Radio Kashmir & Jammu. Appeal for intervention.
I am taking this liberty to bring to the kind notice of CEC about violation of Election Code of Conduct by the Radio Kashmir, Srinagar – Urdu News (13th April, 2019 at 7.40 pm) Radio Kashmir & Radio Kashmir, Jammu (Dogri News) at 9.20 am on 14th April, 2019. Both bulletins are monitored by the Radio Kashmir which works under the control & guidance of All India Radio. Unfortunately it continues its name as Radio Kashmir (Not All India Radio).
That in both these bulletins which Broadcast news for 10 minutes said in Urdu Bulletin that, “there are two contesting candidates in Udhampur Lok Sabha seat in J&K. Dr. Jitendra Singh of the BJP is contesting against Mr. Vikramditya Singh son of Dr. Karan Singh and grandson of Maharaja Hari Singh. The same bulletin was carried in Dogri language also from Jammu in the morning bulletin in Dogri at 9.20 am on 14.04.2019. Both these bulletins are widely heard by the electorates in Jammu region also. I had no opportunity to hear other bulletins on other dates Broadcast from Jammu & Kashmir.
I would like to request Hon’ble Election Commission of India to take appropriate action against Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Radio Kashmir Jammu for violating the election Code of Conduct. Firstly it has mentioned in the state news (main news bulletin) of Radio Kashmir, Srinagar that there are only two contestants from Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency while ignoring the only recognized J&K National Panthers Party which is contesting the Lok Sabha constituency from Udhampur with Mr. Harsh Dev Singh as its Candidate. This continues propaganda by All India Radio Bulletins has harmed the Panthers Party as the NPP workers spread over nearly 16000 square kilometres have been misled. The CEC is urged to call for the script of these two news bulletins in particular from Srinagar and Jammu as well to ensure full justice to the contesting Panthers Party Candidates. So that the Radio Kashmir and Radio Jammu shall not work as tools in the hands of the Congress and the BJP Candidates. The JKNPP has been ignored with intension thus violating the Code of Conduct. This is for justice and equity.
Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron – JKNPP & Sr. Executive Member Supreme Court Bar Association of India