NEW DELHI: CPI MP Binoy Viswam has written to info and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, opposing the telecast of the muse stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Doordarshan as it might be “opposite to the accepted norms […]
In his letter to Javadekar, Viswam stated part 12(2)(a) of the Prasar Bharati Act, which governs the functioning of Doordarshan, clearly states that the target of the nationwide broadcaster is “upholding the unity and integrity of the nation and the values enshrined within the Structure”.
“Because the nationwide broadcaster for a rustic that’s based on the ideas of secularism and spiritual concord, using Doordarshan to broadcast the non secular operate at Ayodhya on fifth August is opposite to the accepted norms of nationwide integrity.
“In a secular democracy, state follow and organisations have to be stored devoid of non secular inclinations and makes an attempt have to be made to make sure that the non secular sentiments of all communities are revered,” the Communist Celebration of India (CPI) chief stated.
Given the historicity of the dispute over the land the place the non secular operate is to happen, it might be mature for the federal government to withstand the “makes an attempt to politicise” the problem and make sure that the secular picture of the nation just isn’t compromised, he added.
Viswam additional identified that as a broadcasting channel ruled by an arm of the federal government, using Doordarshan to telecast the non secular operate in Ayodhya have to be averted.
“Because the Minister for Data and Broadcasting, it’s incumbent on you to make sure that the organisations underneath your management uphold the constitutional values that govern our nation,” the Left chief stated.
The “bhoomi pujan” ceremony of the Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on August 5 shall be telecast reside on Doordarshan, trustees of the temple stated on Sunday.