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I&B ministry considering time slots for adult movies on TV
March 23, 2005 20:47 IST
Information and Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday night said a regulatory authority will soon be set up to check vulgarity on television channels.
He said the issue of allowing time slots to private operators for showing adult films is also being discussed.
"There is a lot of concern over vulgarity on TV channels and I think the power to check it should be given to a quasi-judicial authority, as in the US, Britain and many western countries," Reddy said.
While there is already a regulatory authority for the print media in the form of Press Council of India, it is necessary to have a similar body for the electronic media too, Reddy said.
Regarding adult film time slots, Reddy said a recent workshop delved into the topic.
In the workshop, it was decided that there could be a time slot for adult movies after 2200 hrs.
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