Cable TV operators have announced that they would cut all the Indian channels from 10 am on Tuesday in a symbolic protest against the India’s unofficial blockade to Nepal.
A meeting of cable operators on Monday took the decision to this effect.
President of Federation of Nepal Cable Television Association Sushil Parajuli said they decided to shut down the broadcast of Indian TV channels as the India has been intruding in the national sovereignty of Nepal.
“We also received pressure from few parties and public to cut the Indian channels,” Parajuli told the Post, adding, “We have decided to stop broadcasting Indian channels indefinitely from 10 am on Tuesday.”
Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist had lobbed, in writing, to stop the broadcast of Hindi channels, it has been learnt.
According to Parajuli, the broadcast of Hindi channels have already stopped in Chitwan, Pokhara and Mahendranagar.
Source: The Kathmandu Post