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Broadcasting regulator advises TV shows against depicting women as superstitious

_Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) _sent out a strong advisory on 10 December 2015 against all entertainment channels telecasting shows where characters are shown to be superstitious, practitioners of black magic, practice occult, witchcraft and exorcism after receiving complaints from viewers regarding superstitious content in the shows.

The BCCC, headed by Justice (retired) Mukul Mudgal who commented that such programmes are getting frequent reported The Hindu. The content of Zee, Colors, Sun TV and Maa TV were examined by BCCC and the channels were advised to exercise caution while telecasting such shows.

To protect the creative liberties of the makers of the programmes, such shows are not banned altogether but the makers are advised to exercise restraint and put a scroll disapproving the practice during the show if such depiction is absolutely necessary. The channels were told not to telecast the shows at prime time and use discretion while showing such content.

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