The Indian media reported that the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir ordered the deputy commissioners in the Indian held Kashmir that they take measures against 34 Saudi and Pakistani TV channels. He wants to take control of the violence in the valley while the state-ordered brutality is continued against the Kashmiris. The CM has justified the ban as they contribute towards the aggravating violence and the prevailing law and order situation in the disputed regions of Indian held Kashmir. The Indian government has already issued the orders and it directed the government in Indian held Kashmir to ensure the unapproved broadcasting of Pakistani and Saudi channels was stopped.
The principal secretary in the home department of India issued the order regarding stopping of the broadcasting of the channel stating that the ministry received some information of cable operators in the controlled region were transmitting the certain channel, which are not permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
List of Banned Channels
There are most of the tv channels, which belong to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and they are also added with Peave TV of Zakir Naik, which has already been banned in India.
The list of the 34 banned tv channels, which are Peace TV Urdu and English, Madni channel, Hadi TV, Paigam, ARY QTV, Hidayat, ARY Digital Asia, PTV Sports, Samaa News, Saudi Al-Sunnah Al Nabawiyah, Geo News, Message TV, Geo Tez, Duniya News, Sehar Karbala TV, ARY Zindagi, ARY News, Hum TV, Noor TV, Abb Tak News, Saudi Al Quran Al-Karim, Message TV, Hum Sitaray, Ahle-Bait TC, ARY Musik, ARY News Asia, ARY Masala, ARY Zauq, A TV, 92 News, Express News, Waseb TV and TV One.
The authorities in Indian held Kashmir has barred the broadband service providers to restrict their access in the valley to the famous social media websites like twitter, facebook and WhatsApp. The Indian government has taken the first measure and they continue to block off the mobile internet signals in the region of Kashmir. The oppressed government has also taken the initiatives in the region as the situation in the valley is tense as eight people in which seven were the students, were killed by the Indian police and other paramilitary forces on 9 April when the violence was erupted. The state-sanctioned violence was continued against the Kashmiris and the Indian government resorts to more brutality in the disputed region.