By NL Team

The News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority has imposed a fine of Rs 75,000 on Aaj Tak for violating principles of objectivity and neutrality in a broadcast criticising a statement by former US President Barack Obama, Bar and Bench reported.

The authority has also told Aaj Tak to expunge the objectionable parts, and if that is not possible, to remove the video altogether from all its platforms.

Sudhir Chaudhary’s show Black and White had in June last year mentioned Obama’s remarks about disenfranchisement of minorities in India.

India could pull apart if it fails to protect the rights of ethnic minorities, the former US president had said in response to a question by CNN about how US president Joe Biden should engage with leaders such as Chinese president Xi Jinping and PM Modi, who are considered to be “autocratic”, “illiberal democrats”. The interview was aired during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US.

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