Replying to a query in Rajya Sabha, the minister of state for Information and Broadcasting (I&B), Rajyavardhan Rathore said that government suspended the permits of “73 TV channels and 24 FM channels”, in recent years.
Rathore said that this was executed for “violating the provisions of uplinking guidelines.”
Further through “Registrar of Newspapers of India, I&B ministry terminated registration of 9 newspapers and periodicals”.
Licenses of channels like Mohua Punjabi, Just TV, Mohua Telugu, Khaas, Key TV, etc, were cancelled because they were not operational within stipulated one year time period. More channels like Lemon TV, Focus Haryana, STV Haryana were cancelled due to denial of security clearance.