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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Petition Seeking Ban on 'Emotional Atyachaar' : Delhi HC issues Notice

Source : Indlaw

Delhi High Court today issued notices to the Chairman of UTV and the team of reality show 'Emotional Atyachaar' on a petition which sought ban on the programme, contending it infringes privacy of an individual. 

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna also issued notices to Ministries of Information and Broadcasting and of Home Affairs, asking them to file reply within four weeks. 

Petitioner Ujala Tiwari also sought a stay on telecast of what he described as vulgar content of the programme, arguing it is promoting homosexuality. 

He said telecast of the serial violates the Right to Privacy of an individual as many real life scenes showing intimate moments are telecast without consent of participants, the petitioner said. 

The petitioner has also sought cancellation of the licence of the channel and to ban the programme as its content is 'vulgar and is encouraging immoral acts’, the petitioner said. 

It is not only sending a wrong message to the society, but is abetting wrong doing, he added.

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