The Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Ordinance Act, 1995
6. Programme Code –
(1) No programme should be carried in the cable service which –
(i) Offends against good taste or decency
ii) Contain criticism of friendly countries
(iii) Contains attack on religions or communities or visuals or words
contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes
(iv) Contains anything obscene, defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half truths.
(v) Is likely to encourage or incite violence or contains anything against
maintenance of law and order or which promote anti-national attitudes.
(vi) Contains anything amounting to contempt of court.
(vii) Contains aspersions against the integrity of the President and judiciary
(viii) Contains anything affecting the integrity of the Nation
(ix) Criticises, maligns or slanders any individuals in person or certain groups,
(x) segments of social, public and moral life of the country.
(xi) Encourages superstition or blind belief.
(xii) Denigrates women through the depiction in any manner of the figure of a woman, her form or body or any part thereof in such a way as to have the effect of being indecent, or derogatory to women, or is likely to deprave, corrupt or injure the public morality or morals.
(xiii) Denigrates children
(xiv) Contain visuals or words reflect a slandering, ironical and snobbish
attitude in the portrayal of certain ethnic, linguistic and regional groups.
(xv) Contravenes the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
(2) The cable operator should strive to carry porgrammes in his cables service which project women in a positive, leadership role of sobriety, moral and character building qualities.
(3) Programmes meant for adults should normally be carried in the cable service after 11 p.m. and before 6.a.m.
(4) Care should be taken to ensure that programmes meant for children do not contain any bad language or explicit scenes of violence. (5) Programmes unsuitable for children must be carried in the cable service at times when the largest numbers of children are viewing