Cable operators can be taken to task for airing Pak Channels

The Centre today said the local administration in Kashmir had the right to confiscate the equipment of cable operators allegedly airing unauthorised Pakistani channels and take action against them.
Stating that the government had sent an advisory, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said such advisories were regularly sent by the Centre on unauthorised channels.
“Whenever such news comes up, it is our duty to ask for a report. Action is being taken in the matter,” he said.
Rathore said it was the responsibility of the local administration to monitor unauthorised channels in their area and they had the right to take action against such channels.
“In Kashmir, the district collector or the authorised government official can confiscate the equipment and take action against cable operators,” he said while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here.
The minister was responding to reports that over 50 Saudi and Pakistani channels besides Zakir Naik’s banned ‘Peace TV’ and others indulging in ‘anti-India’ propaganda were allegedly running without necessary clearances via private cable networks in Kashmir.