Nepal has banned all Indian TV News Channels over ‘”baseless propaganda by Indian media’ a move which is going to further deteriorate ties between India and Nepal.
As per latest reports by ANI, Cable television producers in Nepal have switched off signals for all Indian news channels, except Doordarshan. However, no official order has been passed in connection with the ban.
“We have turned off the signals of the Indian channels from this evening,” ANI quoted an operator, Dhruba Sharma of Mega Max TV, as saying.
The move to ban Indian news channels came hours after former Deputy Prime Minister and spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that “baseless propaganda by Indian media against the Nepal government and our PM” should stop. “It has crossed all limits. This is getting too much. Stop with the nonsense,” Nepalese media quoted him as saying.
The news stories and comments coming from the Indian media against the Government and Prime Minister of Nepal are highly objectionable thus condemnable. Such reports do not care about the basic ethics of journalism.
— Bishnu Rimal (@BishnuRimal) July 9, 2020
Bishnu Ramal, the chief advisor to PM KP Sharma Oli, said: “news stories and comments coming from the Indian media against the government and Prime Minister of Nepal are highly objectionable”.