Govt Cancels Al Jazeera’s License After Docu on J&K Militancy

The channel will be taken off air if the Home Ministry strikes down the review petition filed by Al Jazeera.

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The government of India has reportedly withdrawn the security clearance for English news channel Al Jazeera. The television channel will be required to stop broadcasting in the country, without the license, reported The Economic Times.

Sources reportedly told the newspaper, that the decision to cancel the security clearance was taken after the channel broadcast a documentary about militancy in conflict-ridden Jammu and Kashmir.

The channel will be taken off air if the Home Ministry strikes down the review petition filed by Al Jazeera.

Quoting official documents, the newspaper said that clearance was given on 3 December 2010 and withdrawn on 29 May 2018.

The channel reportedly told the government that it dedicated 10 minutes in the documentary to the government’s efforts and the view of its officials.

Earlier in 2015, Al Jazeera was taken off air for five days, after it showed an incorrect map of conflict-ridden J&K.

(With inputs from Economic Times)

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