NEW DELHI, Nov 20 - Taking suo motu action regarding a controversial notice issued to media houses by Assam Rifles, Press Council of India (PCI) has sought to know reasons and necessity behind the move which it said appeared prima facie as having an adverse bearing on the freedom of press.
In a statement released here, the PCI said that it has moved suo motu regarding notice dated October 25, 2015 issued by Assam Rifles to Nagaland media under �Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967� having prima facie an adverse bearing on the freedom of press.
�PCI initiating suo motu action in the matter, has called upon DG, AR to furnish the reason, circumstance and necessity of issuing the notice. Chief Secretary, Nagaland�s report in the issue too has been urgently sought,� the statement said. � PTI