The journalists and workers related to the two private news channels, TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyoti, staged a protest at the Indira Park in Hyderabad on Monday. They were demanding to lift the ‘un-imposed’ ban on them in the state of Telangana. The journalists also demanded for the interference in the matter to resolve and let resume the channels in the state.
The Congress MLC Ranga Reddy joined the protestors and announced support from his party to the journalists. He said that the ban is ‘Unfortunate’. “Media has the right to highlight the mistakes of the government and it is not proper to ban the channels,” said the MLC.
The two channels are facing a controversial ban from the private authorities of cable TV service providers. Even the High Court refused to interfere in the matter saying it to be a private affair.