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  Indian government on Wednesday took Al Jazeera news channel off the air for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of Kashmir. Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the ministry of information and broadcasting, this channel will not be available,” reported AFP. An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Kashmir region in arch-rival Pakistan and China, an extremely sensitive issue in India. “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was

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Shafi, a photojournalist, was beaten and detained by security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir. Photo: Faisal Khan The International Federation of Journalists expresses serious concern after two photojournalists were attacked by security forces in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 19. Both the journalists suffered serious injuries and a reporter seeking information from the police on what transpired was in turn threatened with dire consequences by senior officers. Mexican photojournalist Narciso Contreras, working with the U.S.-based press agency Zuma, was detained in the Nowhatta area of Srinagar city, summer capital of the state on August 19. He was