Former chief minister of state and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday questioned the ban on more than 30 cable TV channels in Jammu and Kashmir by the governor saying that the authorities should instead identify biased channels that are peddling a false narrative.
Mehbooba while taking to her twitter account said that the ban imposed on the TV channels that are mostly religious in nature on the pretext of threatening peace in Jammu and Kashmir was questionable.
She said that the government should instead identify those channels that are peddling a false narrative with a sole motive of inciting tensions and are polarizing the country, “Recent ban imposed on transmission of over 30 TV channels on account of threatening peace in J&K is questionable. Instead, the authorities should identify biased channels peddling a false narrative with the sole motive of inciting tensions & polarising the country,” she wrote.
Earlier on 18 July the Governor’s administration in Jammu and Kashmir banned the telecast of at least 30 Pakistani and Islamic channels in the Valley for ‘maintaining peace and tranquility’ in the region”.
Most of the banned channels are religious in nature and include the likes of Peace TV, Hadi TV and ARY etc.
Ever since the ban has been imposed in the state various quarters including Kashmir Inc have condemned the ban.