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Mizoram NGOs want Hindi soap banned

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Aizawl (UNI): The Hindi serial Kasauti Zindagi Kay which endeared itself to the Mizo community since last year, has once again come into controversy after several community-based NGOs have decided to put pressure on cable TV operators to stop showing the serial.

Reports from Champhai district today said a recent meeting of NGOs has decided to request the cable TV operators to stop screening the Hindi serial as it was allegedly creating ''problems in church attendance and condolence gatherings''.

Apart from this, the NGOs were of the opinion that the Hindi serials propagate; the Hindu religion and frequent viewing of them by children could lead them ''astray from the Christian religion''.

The local vernacular newspapers especially in Champhai had also discontinued printing the translated version of the serial despite the public demand.

At present, the serial is as popular as ever and nearly all-vernacular magazines across the state carry a translated version of the serial apart from the dubbing the serial during telecsting by local TV channels.

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