Centre Instructs FM Radio Stations Not To Broadcast Songs Praising Narcotics

The ministry has warned that anybody who disobeys the advice will suffer serious consequences. FM radio stations have been warned by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry not to play the music that supports drug and gun culture. The ministry has warned that anybody who disobeys the advice will suffer harsh penalties.

The ministry has found that some FM radio stations are playing music that endorses alcoholism, gangster culture, drug use, and guns.

According to the ministry, broadcasting such songs or content is against the All India Radio Programme Code, and the Central government has the authority to place limitations up to and including suspending authorization and forbidding transmission.

The stations have been given strict instructions by the ministry to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth and to forego airing any material that supports the culture of illegal drugs, alcohol, or firearms.

According to the ministry, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana has taken legal notice that such material affects impressionable children. Additionally, it aids in the growth of the gangster culture. According to the ministry, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana has taken legal notice that such material affects impressionable children. Additionally, it aids in the growth of the gangster culture.

Srishti on Twitter: “Why Punjab is glorifying gun culture? By making guns look cool and macho, pop culture is normalizing violence among the youth of Punjab. Electoral politics isn’t helping.”

The ministry has asked radio stations to strictly abide by the guidelines outlined in the grant of permission agreement (GOPA) and migration grant of permission agreement (MGOPA) and to stop airing any material that does not comply with these guidelines.

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