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Modi Govt. bans all Pakistani and Islamic Channels in Kashmir

Just weeks after India banned social media in the restive valley of Kashmir, the BJP-led government swung into action against all illegal Pakistani and Saudi Arabian channels being aired in Kashmir where a recent wave of terror has set alarm bells in the New Delhi.

The Times of India reported that apart from Zakir Naik’s banned Peace TV, private operators were airing Saudi and Pakistani channels like Saudi Sunnah, Saudi Quran, Al Arabia, Paigham, Hidayat, Noor, Madani, Sehar, Karbala, Hadi, Sehar, Ary QTV, Bethat, Ahlibat, Message, Falak, Geo News, Ary News, Dawn News and other channels which cannot be accessed through satellite television service providers. The Information and Broadcasting also does not allow any of these channels to air in the rest of the country.

Situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very vulnerable and fragile. Once this information was brought to notice to the Central Govt. Modi ordered a blanket ban on all Pakistani and Islamic Channels in the valley. All necessary steps in this regard are taken to stop these channels from being aired in Jammu and Kashmir and the guilty will be punished.

Treading similar paths, Communist Party of India (CPI) condemned the report and urged foreign media to not meddle in internal affairs of India.

“I strongly condemn this. Foreign media should not meddle in our affairs and should not take an anti-India position like this. It s highly objectionable and we strongly disapprove the airing of such anti-India versions in Jammu and Kashmir which is in great turmoil,” CPI leader D.Raja told ANI.

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