Times Now ran an entire prime time programme based on a document, which is totally fake and fabricated. Popular Front stated that the news channel even ignored its basic duty to verify the authenticity of such document.
Special Correspondent | Caravan Daily
NEW DELHI — A Muslim group, the Popular Front of India on Tuesday sent legal notice to TV channel Times Now for telecasting a report against it with “baseless allegations”. It said the channel did not to respond its rejoinder to withdraw the allegations and after this a legal notice was sent to the channel to tender an unconditional apology within 15 days.
The Popular Front said the channel aired a news report on June 23 during its prime time as well as in the online portal under the heading “UPFRONT INDIA: How was a conversion factory allowed to thrive in a State”. The entire news report talks about the concocted story of religious conversion which was based on a fake document.
Referring to this baseless document, the Popular Front said the news channel linked the organisation with the story. The document with a “rate card for religious conversion” displayed in the news report is an old wine in a new bottle. It has been circulating through online portals and social media since 2011. The Popular Front has already lodged several complaints with the police against the said fabricated rate card few years ago. Times Now ran an entire prime time programme based on a document, which is totally fake and fabricated. It stated that the news channel even ignored its basic duty to verify the authenticity of such document. A rejoinder was sent to the news channel to withdraw the allegations, which was not responded.
Earlier, the Popular Front had already filed complaints against ten newspapers and they were censured by the Press Council of India.