The Hyderabad Police issued an advisory to all cable TV channels/cable TV network operators over protests in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Police said that "no program shall be transmitted in the cable service which is likely to incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order. The advisory stated that the managements of all TV Channels are requested/advised to adhere to program code in the interest of maintenance of public order/peace in Hyderabad."
"It has been brought to the notice of the Authorized Officer under The Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act 1995, that visuals having huge potential for inciting mob violence which relates to the ongoing violence in Bangalore City are being transmitted/retransmitted through the Cable TV Networks in Hyderabad City," the advisory said.
The Hyderabad police advisory also said that "the concerned Managements are liable for prosecution for violation of program code under section 16 of the said Act."
"The concerned Channels violating the Program Code are liable to be prohibited from transmission in the public interest under section 19 of the said Act. In view of the large congregations of people expected on account of ongoing Bakrid and Ganesh Festivities in Hyderabad City, the managements of all the TV Channels/ Cable TV Network Operators are requested/advised to adhere to program code in the interest of maintenance of public order and peace in Hyderabad City," the advisory added.
This communication is issued by Commissioner of Police Hyderabad City as Authorized Officer under The Cable TV Networks ( Regulation Act) , 1995 in the public interest.
This notice came soon after huge violence erupted in Karnataka after Supreme court ordered Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu till September 20.
All the transport facilities, schools, colleges and IT offices were shut down. Police also arrested many agitators on Monday.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI