Delhi High Court sent Notice to Information and Broadcasting on ‘Fatah Ka Fatwa’ Show


New Delhi : Delhi High Court has sent notice to Ministry of Information and Broadcast and asked a reply on Zee News controversial show ‘Fatah ka Fatwa’ .

Chief justice of Delhi High Court, Mrs Rohini and Sangeet Ghingda has sought a reply from Ministry of information and Broadcast on PIL (Public Interest Legislation) filled against Zee News.

Advocate Mohammed Farhan and Farah Hashimi presenting the PIL filed by Hifzur Rehman Khan requested the court that the Zee News show ‘Fatah ka fatwa’ is working is creating communal tension in India and its disturbing atmosphere of unity. This show should be banned immediately.

In the PIL filed by Hifzur Rehman Khan, states Zee News is broadcasting a controversial show in which Pakistan born Tarek Fatah is the host, Tarek Fatah who is a poster boy for Right Wing Hindutva groups has been demonising Indian Muslim community with twisted facts and hatred. In PIL the petitioner has asked to ban the show and also asked to remove the content from Youtube.


The next hearing on this PIL will be in the month of May, Mr Khan who has filed this PIL confirmed that he will go to high court next week demanding stay on show.

Mohammad Anas who is a former Zee News employee has shared his happiness on this victory and called this as a victory for Hindu-Muslim Unity.

Yesterday Tarek Fatah was involved in a fracas at the Jashn-e-Rekhta festival in Delhi. The Pakistan-born writer got into an altercation with a group of over 40 attendees who then shouted slogans and demanded that he be removed from the premises. Police personnel were called in to escort Fatah out of the venue. The incident took place on the final day of the three-day festival.

The organisers of the event said Fatah, the host of a programme called “Fatah ka Fatwa” on Zee, had not been officially invited to the event, but had gone there in personal capacity. “Our tehzeeb [culture] is not so weak that one person can disrupt things,” a representative of the organisers said. “The programmes are going on as per schedule.”



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