The government has banned a leading channel, NDTV, for revealing strategically sensitive information during the coverage of Pathankot attack. This attack was carried out on 2nd January, and the channel covered several sensitive pieces of information like helicopters, mortars, fighter planes , fuel-tanks and ammunition.
As per the ministry, NDTV will not air on any platform in India from 00:01 hrs on 9th November 2016 till 00:01 hrs of 10th November 2016. This news brought a storm over social media and Twitter started talking.
Such critical action against media gave another chance to Delhi’s CM to point a finger towards the BJP government.
He soon warned other channels with this tweet…
सुन लो सारे चैनल वालों। अगर मोदी जी की आरती नहीं उतारी तो आपका चैनल भी बंद कर देंगे। https://t.co/IWqyaNSvFX
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 3, 2016
His tweets got attacked by BJP Bhakts…
Kejriwal’s parody account uploaded a video of Kejriwal’s old press conference in which he stated that the whole media is corrupt!
— Arvind Kejriwal (@TrollKejri) November 3, 2016
What a hypocrite Delhi has chosen…
— Aditya Kalsotra (@aditya_kalsotra) November 3, 2016
Sir, apko dukh to bahut hoga…
— PhD in Bak***** !! (@Atheist_Krishna) November 3, 2016
There were people who pointed out the fundamental right to speech. Many even asked NDTV to challenge this in court…
Let us strongly protest against d govt’s out & out autocratic, brazen & intentional step 2 impose 1 day ban on NDTV. Democracy is at stake.
— Basab Basak (@basak_basab) November 3, 2016
Govt’s one day ban on NDTV India is arbitrary and perhaps even malafide use of authority. NDTV must challenge this in court right away. 1/2
— Siddharth (@svaradarajan) November 3, 2016
Govt orders shutdown of NDTV for Pathankot coverage while it tomtoms surgical strikes!This is the most serious attack on media & free speech https://t.co/sLb3AAGhQx
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) November 3, 2016
❌Emergency by Indira –
🇮🇳Mass Arrest & Detain
🇮🇳Ban on Media
❌Undeclared Emergency By Modi
— Vikash Kumar Kedia (@vickykedia) November 3, 2016
The right and the wrong is yet to be decided. This act has challenged the media’s freedom but people need to understand that it’s for the nation’s benefit. What is your opinion? Is Kejriwal correct? Do share your views in the comments section below.