English TV news channel, Al Jazeera banned in India


English TV news channel, Al Jazeera has gone off air in India as the Indian government has withdrawn the security clearance of the channel for airing a documentary on Kashmir.

Media reports said that the decision to withdraw the security clearance was taken by the Indian Home Ministry after the broadcast of a documentary on Kashmir.

Al Jazeera English is run by AJI International Pvt Ltd. The channel told the government of India in its representation that the documentary on Kashmir devoted a substantial 10 minutes to the views of Indian government’s officials.

It is to mention here that the Al-Jazeera channel was banned in India earlier as well. In 2015, the channel was suspended for five days for showing parts of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan and China in a map. At that time, the channel put out a blank screen for five days with the following message: “As instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available from 00.01 hours on April 22 till 00.01hours on April 27, 2015.”


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