After Al Jazeera network, a Qatar-based media giant, aired a documentary on Indian-occupied Kashmir, India has withdrawn the security clearance granted to the network.
Though the reasons for the action against Al Jazeera are not known, a documentary on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir telecast by the channel is believed to have upset the central security establishment, leading to the decision, said the Times of India in its report.
However, the Qatar-based channel has appealed to the government against the withdrawal of the security clearance and a final decision on it is awaited. Security clearance was issued to the channel on December 3, 2010, and revoked on May 29, 2018, said the reports quoting an official of Indian ministry.
“Our role is limited to the matter related to security clearance. The decision on cancellation of the broadcasting licence will be taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,” he said.