New Delhi, Aug 2: Popular Front of India has sent legal notice to Times Now television channel for telecasting report against the organization with “baseless allegations.”
Times Now telecasted a news report on 23rd June in its prime time as well as in the online portal under the heading of “Upfront India: How was a conversion factory allowed to thrive in a State”.
The entire news report tells about the concocted story of religious conversion which was based on a fake document. Referring to this baseless document, the news channel linked the organisation with the story.
The document with a “rate card for religious conversion” displayed in the news report is not a new one; but an old wine in a new bottle. It has been circulating through online portals and social media since 2011. PFI has already lodged several complaints to 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. 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. Hence, a legal notice is sent to the channel to tender unconditional apologywithin fifteen days. Popular Front of India has already filed complaints against ten newspapers and they were censured by the Press Council of India.
PFI slaps legal notice on Times Now over ‘baseless allegations’