The ministry stated that the telecast of the remaining episodes of the programme would be subject to the order of the apex court in the pending matter.
It further said the ministry has examined the four episodes, including the 13 video clips mentioned in the show-cause notice issued on September 23 to the channel.
Justice Navin Chawla also denied repeated requests of the petitioners' lawyer to adjourn the matter for eight weeks to await the decision of the apex court.
The apex court had also said that its interim order of September 15, 2020 (injuncting the telecast of remaining episodes of the programme) shall continue to remain in operation pending further orders.
The families have referred to the prime time TV shows of four prominent anchors in their intervention plea alleging that their programmes are mostly communal in nature and favour the ruling party.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that Sudarshan TV has to give reply to the Show Cause notice by September 28, failing which an ex parte decision will be taken.
Lawyer Vishnu Shankar Jain, appearing for Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke, said that his affidavit contained reference of the English channel and their programmes on Hindu terror.
On September 18, SC had questioned Sudarshan TV over its 'Bindas Bol' programme and asked whether the media can be allowed to target whole set of communities.
The channel’s response came on a question by Justice Chandrachud, who asked what the channel plans to do to assuage apprehensions of the court over the content that was seen as incendiary.
A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said that the NBA was categorical that Sudarshan TV is not its member so it cannot do anything.
In the affidavit, the channel has defended its programme saying it has used the term 'UPSC Jehad' based on information that 'Zakat Foundation' received funds from various 'terror-linked organisations'
It had on September 15, restrained the channel from telecasting the episodes of 'Bindas Bol' till further orders saying that "the intent" of the episodes 'prima facie' appeared to 'vilify' Muslims.
The top court had restrained the channel on Tuesday from telecasting the episodes of 'Bindas Bol' for two days.
The matter came up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud which had on September 15 restrained the channel from telecasting episodes of the programme till further orders.
The apex court, making clear it is not suggesting "censorship on media", said there should be some kind of self-regulation in the media.