Immediately stop transmission of banned channels through cable in some areas of West Bengal and initiate proper action against offenders.
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You must be aware that the Govt. of India, through an amendment in the Cable TV Act, has banned transmission of 24 channels within the territory of India w.e.f. December, 2012. The ban includes transmission of channels like Peace TV, PTV, QTV, Madani TV and twenty others. Proposed penal provisions for the offence are as follow –
First offence – 2 years of imprisonment or fine of Rs.2 lakh or both.
Second offence - 5 years of imprisonment or fine of Rs.3 lakh or both
It is being observed that despite the ban imposed by the Union Govt, some MSOs (Multi Services Operator) and local cable operators are still transmitting the banned channels like Peace TV or PTV on their networks in different areas of West Bengal. Local administrations are also not initiating any action against them due to their unholy nexus with the concerned operators.
This being the case, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, therefore, must take cognizance of the serious nature of the case and initiate proper action against the defaulters as stipulated in the law.
Dear friend, we request you to lodge a complaint against those operators to the I&B Ministry through signing this petition. We also request you to share this information with others for awareness and ensure maximum possible signature for this petition. In democracy, voice of people is considered as the supreme. Please don’t let this opportunity pass by to register your protest against those people who are deliberately defying the law and by way of that, putting our national security under great threat.
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