In regard to the two Comedy Central programs that featured a
French prank show which contained simulated sex with a dummy and a
stand-up comedy act contravening with 1994 Cable Television Network
Rules, a ban was imposed on the channel by India's Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting.
Delhi High court on Tuesday temporarily lifted the ban imposed
over the weekend as a penalty for breaching India's moral
guidelines for cable channels. The regulations prohibit programming
that "offends against good taste or decency", the ministry said in
its May 17 ruling. The ministry imposed a 10-day ban on Comedy
Central that began on Saturday.
Comedy Central which belongs to Viacom 18 Media Ltd, a joint
venture between Viacom and India's Network 18 Group, appealed at
the Delhi High Court on Saturday and a judge upheld the ban the
same day. The channel exclusively features English comdey shows
aimed at mostly urban metro-city audience.