The fact that our I&B (Information and Broadcasting) ministry is banning thing again comes as no major surprise. Talk of censorship and ban coming from I&B ministry is no longer surprising. Here is the latest:
Two underwear ads banned for vulgarity
The government has banned two underwear advertisements for indecency and vulgarity. The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has directed all television channels to stop screening advertisements of Lux Cozy and Amul Macho with immediate effect.
Television channels have also been instructed “to be more careful in future in selection of advertisements and to strictly adhere to advertisement code”.
This is not the first occasion that advertisements have been found objectionable. Channels had been issued a warning in April regarding a similar advertisement of Gen-X undergarments.
How long will we have ministers treating people as dumb folks who can’t decide what they want to watch and need to be protected against evil content.