In the background of the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar from canada, the country's prime minister said that the indian government may be involved, and there has been a tense situation between canada and india for the past few days. In this case, the central government has issued an advisory to the indian news agencies today on Thursday. It advised private television channels to refrain from interviewing people associated with terrorism. The advice comes amid strained relations between india and canada over Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's public accusation of India's involvement in the assassination of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh. Following several strong moves from both india and canada, a wanted terrorist, Gurupadwan Singh Pannu, has appeared on a tv channel. A person living abroad, especially when there are several criminal cases against him, and a person belonging to an organization banned by india, has been invited and made to speak on a televised event. The central ministry said that the person had shared many views on the sovereignty/integrity of the country, India's security, India's friendly relations with foreign countries and had the potential to disrupt public order in the country.
The ministry also said the government upholds media freedom and respects its rights under the Constitution, but the content broadcast by tv channels must comply with the provisions of the CTN Act, 1995, including sub-section 2 of Article 20.