Supreme Court has quashed order of Ministry Of Information Refusing to renew its broadcast license for want of security clearance to Malayalam news channel MediaOne TV.
The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli, on Thursday, indicated that the contents of the concerned pages of MHA files on Mayalayam news channel MediaOne TV were vague.
The Malayalam-language news channel MediaOne TV has filed a rejoinder before the Supreme Court of India, saying Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's last year January’s order, which had suspended the broadcast of the news channel is “violative of Article 14, 19 (1) (a) and 21st of the Constitution of India.”
The Union government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the reasons behind its ban on the Malayalam news channel MediaOne TV as it can have “unimaginable and far-reaching” consequences on national security.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a stay on the ban imposed by the Union government on Malayalam news channel MediaOne TV.
Speaking at the press conference called by MediaOne TV in February in national capital Delhi, The Hindu chairman Ram criticised the use of "sealed cover jurisprudence."