Srinagar: The authorities on Thursday ordered suspension of five local cable TV networks in the Kashmir Valley for inciting violence. The district magistrate has asked the Srinagar police chief to ensure that these channels stopped airing.
The police chief had in a report said the channels were transmitting content that was inciting violence and instigating people to breach peace. All the transmission operations of these local channels were carried out from Srinagar. As a result of the official order, no cable network operator can carry these channels to viewers in the valley.
The crackdown comes as internet facility on mobile phones, both post and prepaid, continue to suspended in the valley for almost two months in the wake of the deadliest unrest Kashmir has suffered in six years.
All outgoing call facilities were also suspended on prepaid phones after the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.