All Indian TV challenges broadcasted in Nepal will be stopped from Midnight in the country, amid heightened tensions between the two nations after Kathmandu issued map incorporating Indian territories.
Nepal’s Cable operators have said they will stop broadcasting Indian channels, except for Doordarshan, ANI reported on Thursday. However, there was no official government notice for the order.
“We have turned off the signals of the Indian channels from this evening,” ANI quoted Dhruba Sharma of Mega Max TV as saying.
The statement also mentioned the channels have been barred without the official issuance of the government and the step was taken by MSOs. it stated other channels from Pakistan and China are on air, Zee News reports.
A few hours prior to this announcement Nepal’s ruling Communist party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha slammed Indian media saying “baseless propaganda by Indian media against Nepal govt and our PM has crossed all limits. This is getting too much. Stop with the nonsense,” as quoted by the Nepalese media and reported by ANI.
Narayan Kaji Shrestha, earlier on Thursday took to twitter and blasted Indian media news stories bereft of “basic ethics of journalism,” and the news stories about Nepal and PM Sharma Oli as “highly objectionable and thus condemnable.”
(Cover image courtesy of K P Sharma Oli via Twitter)