New Delhi: The Centre has asked the states to ensure that cable operators do not broadcast the TV channels that are not permitted to downlink in India, like Peace TV.

“Zakir Naik had applied for a television channel in 2008 and in 2009 it was rejected. Now it has come to light that certain people are unauthorisedly violating rules, telecasting and downloading his speeches. Action will be taken from my side on whatever is unauthorised," Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

“It may be noted that the role of state government(s) in this regard is crucial in preventing any broadcast or transmission of such non-permitted channels by the cable operators,” said the advisory.

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