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No sex please! We're Indians

NEW DELHI: It's not always right to carry out surveys. Especially if it pertains to sex and sexual preferences of Indians.

The Delhi High Court today issued notices to leading weeklies India Today and Outlook for allegedly publishing obscene articles and sex surveys in their recent editions, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).

 

 

A division bench of Justices Vijender Jain and Rekha Sharma also issued notices to the information and broadcasting ministry and the Press Council of India asking them to file their replies by 7 December when the next hearing is scheduled.

A public interest litigation filed by one Supriya Aggrawal, through advocate Varun Goswami, alleged that the magazines had been corrupting the the minds of youngsters.

The case comes at a time when the I&B ministry has said that it has formed a 30-member panel, comprising representatives from the industry, activists and the government, to look into issues relating to content and advertising on TV, radio and films.

 

 

It is worth noting that I&B secretary SK Arora said today on the sidelines of the first India TV Summit in Mumbai today, organised by Indiantelevision.com and the Hong Kong-based Media Partners Asia, that print has been left out of the ambit of this newly-formed panel as it's seen the medium already has certian guidelines relating to content in newspapers and magazines.

 

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