Transmission of Indian news channels apart from four has resumed in Nepal.
Vice-chairman of Max TV Dhruba Sharma told Setopati that channel distributors after a meeting on Sunday have decided to resume transmission of Indian news channels apart from Zee News. Aaj Tak, India TV and ABP News. He said the decision has been taken as it would be inappropriate to put a blanket ban for transgression by a few.
"We have all kinds of customers including those who watch Indian news channels. We have, therefore, resumed transmission apart from that of a few," he stated.
He revealed that transmission has been resumed since Sunday night. Transmission of Indian news channels was stopped in Nepal since Thursday evening.
The Indian media has been presenting baseless and exaggerated reports about rising Chinese influence in Nepal and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli after the government issued a new map including Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura encroached by India. It has been openly calling for Indian intervention to oust Oli.
The Indian news channels have stooped too low even by their usual standard and claimed that Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has 'honeytrapped' Oli.
The government has already drawn the attention of Indian government to the baseless and abusive propaganda about Nepal government and Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli in the Indian media.
The government sent a diplomatic note to the Indian government through the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi drawing the attention of Indian government to what it calls blasphemous materials and requested the latter to immediately take steps to stop such propaganda. "(We) Request (sic) to immediately take steps against these obscene materials about Nepal disseminated by Indian media and make sure that such materials do not find space in the media," the note states.
It has pointed that the materials are fake, baseless and insensitive as well as abusive toward Nepal and its leadership. "Such materials tend not only to mislead and misinform but also impair the sense of minimum public decency and decorum expected in a civilized society. Such motivated smearing campaign unleashed by a section of Indian media has deeply hurt the feelings of Nepali people and persona of Nepali leadership."
Published Date: Monday, Ashar 29, 2077, 12:24:00