HC pulls up I&B over NDTV Imagine’s reality show
MUMBAI: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry over NDTV Imagine’s reality show - Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka.
The court has taken cognizance of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking ban on the Ravi Kissan hosted show.
Hearing the case, the division bench of Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice Ajay Mittal asked the ministry to produce rules and guidelines about broadcast.
The PIL was filed by Surinder Kumar Bansal seeking directions to restrain the channel from telecasting the serial. The petitioner claimed that Raaz… is destroying the social fabric of the society. He filed that it is an artificial presentation of “something unreal” and that the very basis of the programme is based on “concoction and hypnotism”.
NDTV Imagine had launched Raaz Pichhle… on 7 December and was telecasting it on Monday-Friday at the 9.30 pm slot. The show, based on the technique of past life regression with participants ranging from celebrities to common people, had opened with a TVR of 3.4.