Banning news channel is an attack on democracy: Lalu Prasad Yadav

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The government's move to ban a news channel for a day is an "attack on democracy" and a step towards "emergency and dictatorship" in the country, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today said.

Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav also drew parallels to the emergency, saying such measures had been seen during the period when media was gagged.

The government's move came after an inter-ministerial panel concluded that the channel, NDTV India, had revealed crucial and "strategically sensitive" information on the Pathankot terror attack in January this year.

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