The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred hearing in a petition against Sudarshan News TV channel after the Centre submitted that a show-cause notice has been issued for the show "UPSC Jihad" on alleged infiltration of Muslims into UPSC.
The hearing on the plea filed by an advocate, Firoz Iqbal Khan has been deferred till October 5. The TV News channel has been given time to file its reply by September 28.
A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Dr D Y Chandrahud, fixed the next date as October 5 in the case.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted to the Apex Court that Sudarshan TV has to give reply to the notice by September 28.
The top court said, if it had not intervened and stopped telecast, all ten episodes would have been telecast.
It asked the Centre to deal with notice in accordance with the law, and the report on notice and subsequent orders to be placed before the court.
The interim stay granted on September 15 will continue till further orders, the Apex Court today said.
( With inputs from ANI )
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