Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has written a letter to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao over the blockage of telecast of ABN and TV9 news channel in the State. According to reports, Prakash Javadekar has asked KCR to take necessary steps to revive the telecast of channels. Prakash Javadekar reportedly expressed his dissent over the issue and recalled that he had already written a letter to Telangana Chief Secretary in the past on the same issue.
In his letter to KCR, Prakash found wrong with MSOs for banning the channels and said that they have “no right” in doing so. Raising serious questions, Prakash Javadekar brought to KCR’s notice that banning of a channel or its broadcast is gross violation of Article 19 according to the constitution of India. In his letter, Prakash said that Indian constitution has allotted “Right to Freedom” for all. Prakash asked KCR to look into the matter immediately and resolve it. Prakash expressed his dissatisfaction over Telangana government on not taking action despite his letter to its Chief Secretary.
From June 16, the telecast of TV9, ABN have been stopped in Telangana State by Telangana MSOs. Let’s wait and see how KCR reacts to this letter.