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SC stays Centre's order banning telecast of Malayalam news channel 'MediaOne' on security concerns

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a stay on the ban imposed by the central government on Malayalam news channel MediaOne TV, Live Law reported.

The channel has been allowed to operate until a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath decides on a plea filed by the Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited, which runs the news channel.

MediaOne TV had gone off air on January 31 after the Centre suspended its telecast citing “security reasons”. The channel is reportedly backed by the Kerala unit of Jamaat-e-Islami, a socio-religious political organisation that was declared “unlawful” by the Centre for five years in 2019.

Let us have some light and not heat,
Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud,
Supreme Court puts stay on Centre’s ban on MediaOne TV channel