After the much hyped furore in the Rajya Sabha over the alleged obscene content in the television show Sach Ka Saamna, the government has finally brought it to task. The Government slapped a show-cause notice on broadcaster Star Plus for offending good taste and decency. It also said that the obscene content being shown is not suitable for unrestricted public viewing.
I&B Minister Ambika Soni has called a meeting with broadcasters" bodies Indian Broadcasting Federation and News Broadcasters Association at to discuss the issue. Soni had so far favoured self-regulation by the broadcasters over an imposed content code. But with the regular breach in self regulation by many broadcasters the government is being forced to bring in a content code.
Story first published: Friday, July 24, 2009, 9:24 [IST]