India bans Al-Jazeera for showing 'Kashmir as part of Pakistan'

03:25 PM | 22 Apr, 2015
India bans Al-Jazeera for showing 'Kashmir as part of Pakistan'
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NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - Indian government on Wednesday  off-aired Al-Jazeera News Channel for five days after it showed a map with parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China.

On Wednesday, Al-Jazeera’s transmission appeared on  Indian  TVs with a blue screen displaying the notice as:

“As instructed by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, this channel will not be available from 00:01 hrs on 22nd April 2015 till 00:01 on 27th April 2015.”

According to Indian officials, the decision was taken earlier this month for showing maps of disputed Kashmir by Al-Jazeera News Channel. Al-Jazeera showed some parts of the Himalayan Kashmir regions in both Pakistan and China which was not acceptable for India.

“The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of Indian map in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” said official.