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CJP moves MEITY against news channel for promoting caste supremacy in Hathras case ‘Best Hindi News’ channel had shared inflammatory videos on its social media platforms

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) with a complaint against Best Hindi News, a news channel that has used its social media platforms to share highly inflammatory videos that not only spread misinformation and ignite hate against the victim and her family, but also promote caste…

CJP moves NBSA against India Today’s sting operation on Madrasas The NBSA while taking cognisance has asked the channel to respond within 7 days

CJP has moved the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) seeking action against India Today for running a sting operation on madrasas when the Covid-19 pandemic had started to make headway in India. The show titled Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation hosted by Rahul Kanwal, was aired on India Today TV news channel on April 10, 2020. After this…

NBSA forwards CJP’s complaint against Sudarshan News to I&B Ministry The complaint was filed against the promotional video of the ‘UPSC Jihad’ show

CJP has received a response from News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on its complaint against Sudarshan News that the complaint has been directed to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) since the news channel is not a member of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). The response states, “This is to inform you that Sudarshan TV…

CJP moves NBSA against Sudarshan News Files complaint against highly communal promotional trailer about 'UPSC Jihad'

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a complaint with the  News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with a communally inflammatory promotional video for a show on the presence of minorities in public service. This complaint is against Sudarshan News, a television news channel, for a trailer of the show alleging ‘UPSC Jihad’ that…

CJP complains to NBSA against Zee News report on “Zameen Jihad” The channel has submitted its response and the hearing will commence once NBSA resumes functioning

The channel allegedly borrowed the deeply communal term from social media and ran a complete show propagating various types of Jihad in the country categorising them as soft jihad and hard jihad. In March, Zee News aired a programme hosted by Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary called “DNA: Jammu मेंज़मीन के ‘इस्लामीकरण’ का DNA टेस्ट” (DNA test…

CJP sends complaint to India Today for its sting operation on Madrasas, terming them as hotspots The complaint also questions the sting operation and the hate peddled through the show

India Today has been conducting investigative journalism on COVID-19 related matters and in the 4th part of this series, its focus was on Madrasas. This show titled “Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation” was hosted by Rahul Kanwal and was aired on April 10. This show was heavily and widely criticised for being blatantly Islamophobic and…

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CJP Impact: NBSA pulls up Aaj Tak for communal content during Ayodhya verdict coverage Press Release

In a huge victory for secular forces in the country, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has reprimanded Aaj Tak for broadcasting communally divisive and inflammatory content during its coverage of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case. On October 16, 2019, Aaj Tak had aired a  debate show where participants were allowed to make…

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Another Victory for CJP! NBSA rules in CJP’s favour in complaint against Aaj Tak The channel was reprimanded and warned, asked to remove content within 7 days

This has come as another victory for CJP in bringing the perpetrators of hate speech to book. The NBSA acted on CJP’s complaint against hateful content of Aaj Tak in connection with news coverage of the Ayodhya verdict and asked the channel to take down the debate episode in question from its social media platforms.…

Hate Watch: CJP’s complaint against Aaj Tak continues CJP responds to NBSA over reply from TV Today

CJP has furthered our original complaint on the inflammatory telecast to the NBSA.. We had first sent a complaint to TV Today (October 17, 2019) but the same failed to elicit a response. After which we proceeded to file complaint with the NBSA. Thereafter, a response from the broadcaster did not, in our view, answer…

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Won’t let hatemongers go: Aaj Tak to be pulled up for stoking communal hatred CJP seeks punitive action from NBSA

The complaint sent to Aaj Tak against the inflammatory content aired by them and their provocative Twitter post failed to elicit a response. Hence, in pursuance to our campaign against hateful content, we have filed a complaint before the NBSA seeking punitive action. On October 16, the NBSA (News Broadcasting Standards Authority) issued a special…

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