SRINAGAR: Narendra Modi led extremist Hindu government in New Delhi is bent upon teaching Kashmiris a lesson by making their lives miserable. Indian government after shutting down the social media sites now has started cracking down on the Pakistani and Islamic channels aired in occupied Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti directed all deputy commissioners in India-held Kashmir (IHK) to take action against 34 Pakistani and Saudi TV channels, after concerns that the content in these channels may incite violence and disrupt the law and order situation in the disputed region.
Mufti issued the directive following the Indian government's order to take immediate steps and stop the unauthorised broadcast of Pakistani and Saudi Arabian channels in India-held Kashmir.
India's Home Department Principal Secretary R.K. Goyal released an order Saturday addressing all deputy commissioners, saying they have received reports of cable operators in India-held Kashmir "transmitting certain TV channels which are not permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India".
"Transmission of non-permitted TV channels," the order said, "apart from violating the law, has the potential to encourage or incite violence and create law and order disturbances in the Kashmir Valley."