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Stay on Care World TV ban extended till 28 November

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NEW DELHI: The Bombay High Court today extended till 28 November 2016 its stay on the order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry imposing a one-week ban against Care World India TV. 

The extension came even as the I and B Ministry filed its reply, after the TV channel informed the court of Justice M S Karnik that it wanted to amend its petition. The channel will be required to satisfy the Court on the next date – 28 November – as to what amendments it wants to make. The court had earlier stayed the order till 24 November.

Seven Star Satellite Pvt Ltd counsel Mayur Khandeparkar told the court in the last hearing on 8 November that a show cause had been issued to the channel which had also been given a hearing by the Inter-Ministerial Committee, but the final order indicated that none of the arguments given by the channel had been taken into consideration and “therefore it is not a reasoned order.” Care World was earlier banned from the midnight of 9 November to midnight of 16 November 2016.

Khandeparkar also said that the programme ‘Kya Karun main ab’ against which the ministerial order had come had already been taken off air and subsequent episodes would only come subject to the final order of the court. 

The judge also said in his order that the channel would not be permitted to broadcast this programme till its interim order was vacated.

Also read:  HC stays MIB order against Care World

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