The Hindu reports that: “Nearly 10 days after the Bombay High Court passed an order banning adult content on movie channels, cable operators here continue to block out nine movie channels. The stand off is a result of the confusion that has arisen following the Court’s ruling in a public interest litigation.”

“Adult content” in India can just be the film songs that are broadcast all day by all channels, to start with. But this puritanical indigestion has to be stopped. It is all the more surprising that the secular parties are indulging in such gimmickry.