India may block Radio Pakistan in IHK
ISLAMABAD: The Government of India is contemplating blocking signals of Pakistan-and-Muzaffarabad-based radio stations beaming into the Poonch and Rajouri districts of the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).
The Indian government has already banned Pakistani television channels in the IHK. IHK authorities told reporters that the Indian Ministry of Defence has directed the All India Radio (AIR) to ensure blocking Pakistani radio waves into the region, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported. “A five member team of top AIR and intelligence officials landed in Poonch and Rajouri last week,” the authorities said, adding that, “They had arrived with the intention of locating nine points near LoC where they could install towers disrupting the Pakistani radio signals.” Rajouri District Development Commissioner Rafiq Sheikh confirmed that the team’s visit for inspection. “The team had come to carry out an inspection to install AIR towers along LoC,” Khan said. Experts have said that if the Indian government installs the towers, it would disrupt the signals of BBC, Voice of America and Voice of Germany.
Source: Daily Times