Following an apology, the centre lifted the 48-hours ban on Malayalam news channels. Both channels resumed telecasting a few hours after a ban was imposed. As per THE Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, Asianet news apologised for bias coverage on Delhi riots, however, Media One that did not apologise was considered for exemption ‘as there are no provisions of giving two different justices to media’.
While the decision became a sigh of relief for media who have been attacking Hindus with their biased news and views, most of the people who support Hindutva and BJP are disappointed who expressed rage over the centre’s decision. While most of them managed to suppress their responses people like Dr TP Senkumar, former DGP and State Police Chief of Kerala, lashed out at the centre saying ‘if this is the approach towards channels who are against Hindus is so, they may have to reconsider their political stances.
In his tweet, Dr. TP Sen Kumar also mentioned that a few leaders are in favour of media channels like Asianet and Media.
കേരളത്തിൽ ഹിന്ദു ഐക്യത്തിന് ശ്രമിക്കുന്ന എല്ലാവരെയും അധിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്ന ഈ ചാനൽ ആണ് ബിജെപിയിലെ ചിലർക്ക് വലുതെങ്കിൽ മറ്റുള്ളവർക്ക് വേറേ വഴി തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കേണ്ടി വരും…!!
— Dr TP Senkumar (@drtpsenkumar) March 7, 2020
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B Ministry) on Friday suspended the broadcast of two Kerala-based news channels, Asianet News and MediaOne TV who are notorious for their anti-Hindu remarks, for 48 hours for their reporting of Delhi violence.
“While reporting such a critical incident, the channels should have taken utmost care and should have reported it in a balanced way. Such reporting could enhance the communal disharmony across the country when the situation is highly volatile,” an order by the I&B Ministry said.