Supreme Court says plea to ban BBC misconceived, junks Hindu Sena PIL | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Terming the petition as absolutely misconceived, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL to ban the operation of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the country for its alleged anti-India and anti-Indian government reporting and documentary films.
At the outset after the matter was called for hearing, a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and M M Sundresh asked how can the court pass an order to impose ban and censor. The court was hearing a petition filed by the president of Delhi-based organisation Hindu Sena.
Senior advocate Pinky Anand, appearing for the petitioner, tried to convince the bench to hear the case on merit but the bench dismissed the plea.
Referring to the controversial documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has been blocked in the country, the petitioner said that it was result of deep conspiracy against global rise of India and its Prime Minister
“The BBC has been the mouthpiece of those who targeted India to dent its image and to break Indian society by indulging in cold war broadcasting. India’s overall growth has picked up momentum since 2014 under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, and is not being digested by anti India lobby, media particularly BBC. Therefore, the BBC has been biased against India and the Indian Government,” the petition said.

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