Comedy Central
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Entertainment channel Comedy Central, which was ordered off air by a court over simulated sex scenes and "vulgar language", is set to resume broadcasting in India, a statement said on Friday.

The Supreme Court had stayed a lower court order barring the station from broadcasting for six days, claimed the channel.

Sujeet Jain, group general counsel of the media company Viacom18 Media, said in a statement: "The Supreme Court today stayed the Delhi High Court order on the suspension of the channel, Comedy Central", reports

"We are happy to announce that the channel will resume broadcast this (Friday) evening," Jain added.

A court battle between the government and media company Viacom 18 led to the channel being ordered to stop broadcasting for six days.

Viacom 18 had launched the channel in January 2012.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had issues with "Stand Up Club" and "Popcorn", the contents of which the government considered indecent.

According to a notice issued to the broadcaster, the scenes "depicted women as a commodity of sex" and posed a threat to "public morality or morals".

A particular scene in "Popcorn" which showed someone simulating sex with a dummy did not go down too well with the government authorities.