NEW DELHI: The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)
has said TV Channels must rely upon its discretion while depicting
any content that leads to the stereotyping of minorities.
While reiterating that it wanted to 'avoid being a pre-censoring
agency or intrude upon the freedom of media', the Council
said channels should approach content of sensitivity to the
minorities with caution and, when necessary, ensure that any
such depiction is preceded by a declaration that it is a work
of fiction and bears no resemblance to any community, caste
Addressing issues and complaints regarding portrayal of content
sensitive to the minorities in various TV programmes, it said
'due diligence should be adopted to ensure that an entire
community is not projected as fanatic, intolerant or criminal.'
'The objective is to create an atmosphere congenial to communal
harmony, peace and amity without telecasting content that
hurts the sentiments of communities and religious groups,'