The Delhi High Court on Friday directed TV channel Zee News, journalist Sudhir Chaudhary and the News Broadcasters and Digital Standards Association to file their responses to a plea filed by activist Shehla Rashid about a programme, Bar and Bench reported.
Rashid had approached the court seeking an “unequivocal apology” from Zee News and Chaudhary for airing a programme in which her father had made some allegations against her. She also sought that an order, which the broadcasting regulator NBDSA had issued in March about the show, be modified to add the apology.
On March 31, the NBDSA had directed Zee News to remove a video of one of its shows from all its platforms in which the channel had interviewed Rashid’s father.
This was after the Rashid, in a complaint to the authority, had said that her father had made wild accusations against her, and her sister and mother. He had said that Rashid was involved with terror funding.
Rashid had said that the allegations levelled against her were not only defamatory in nature, but also dangerous as the channel had aired visuals that revealed her address. The activist said that the channel had failed to reach out to her for a response and that the anchor of the show himself had…