Ban on Indian news channels by Nepal

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Indian State-owned Doordarshan’s news channel DD News, Nepal based Multi-System Operators have issued a broadcasting ban on all other Indian News Channels in Nepal

Background:

  • The move by Nepal's Multi-System Operators (MSO) comes at a time when tensions are running slightly high between India and Nepal after the nation revised its political map including territories that are claimed by India-Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura.
  •  Past Instance of Nepal issuing Broadcasting Ban on Indian Channels:
  • Back in November 2015, Cable TV Operators of Nepal has blocked 42 Indian Channels from broadcasting in Nepal. The 2015 broadcasting ban of Indian Channels was due to the Nepalese Government accusing the Indian Government of slowing or stopping cross border traffic along the Nepal Border.
  • Indian Government didn’t slow or stopped the traffic on purpose along the Nepal border, the stoppage or slowed traffic was due to protests in Southern Parts of Nepal by the Nepali Citizens due to the newly adopted constitution of Nepal.

Source: Indian Express

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