While media these days is busy with the gangster story and are consoled by the Chinese move on LAC, Nepal’s acts are going unnoticed from the public eye. After approving a new map with Indian territories in it Nepal is surely going like a puppet of China posing threat to India. In a recent move, it has banned the Indian news channel.
The ban came in effect from Thursday. The ban is a result of the decision that was taken by the foreign channel distributors Multi-System Operators (MSOs). MSOs decision is based on the massive criticism of the coverage of Nepal by Indian news channels in recent times. They said that it was an attempt by Indian media to portray Nepalese leadership in a bad light.
“Nepal may seek political and legal remedies and also mobilize diplomatic channels against reports of Indian media attacking Nepal’s sovereignty and dignity“, said Yubaraj Khatiwada Nepal’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Recently the theory of honeytrap was propagated in Indian media which attacked the image of Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli. Links between Nepal PM and Chinese envoy to Nepal, Ambassador Hou Yanqi were propagated by the Indian media.
However, no official order is issued by the Nepal government in this regard. Further, the MSOs decision that has banned all private news channels has exempted Doordarshan from the ban. The move only highlights the growing bitterness in the ties between the two nations which have been the closest of friends since the past.
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