India Bans Arab TV Channels Under Pressure From Israel

India Republic day celebrationBismillah,
I was shocked to hear the news India Bans Arab TV Channels Under Pressure From Israel, especially at a time when the Indian Congress party is in power. It is indeed tragic to see an emerging super power and the world’s largest democracy resorting not only to suppress alternative opinions but also allow India to be dictated to by foreign powers.

This is a slap in the face of Arab governments who have been appeasing India all these years by ignoring the plight of Indian Muslims and keeping silent on the Kashmir issue. Like the above link points out, it’s done in order to ensure the Indians, especially India’s large Muslim minority don’t see the atrocities and crimes committed by India’s present close foreign allies against Muslims in other countries. The ban is a reflection of Indian governments ‘don’t care’ attitude towards India’s 140 million Muslim citizens-the second largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. This is also a direct result of the failure of Indian Muslims to ensure their interests are considered in the Indian national arena.

Indian national flagThe ban on Arab TV channels calls for actions by Arab nations to safeguard Arab and Muslim interests in India. And the Indian Muslims should ensure India puts its citizens concerns and interests above the agendas of foreign powers. If not there will only be a worsening of India’s current situation in the future.

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2 Responses to India Bans Arab TV Channels Under Pressure From Israel

  1. Gangtok Slim says:

    Peace brothers,

    I’m not a fan of censorship by the government. For any reason.

    Its a shame, but India is nothing if not consistent.

    In the 90’s they were first after Iran to ban Salman Rushdie’s book, more recently they banned websites and newspapers showing the Muhammad cartoons, Asias AXN channel for “sexiest commercials” show, an anti-Congress party website run by right-wing Hindus, and many more examples.

    The politicos there are censor happy… far too easily banning what they deem offensive, communal, or just plain embarrasing. So our Arab guests staying at the Oberoi or JW Marriott who are missing Arabiya or Jazeera shouldn’t take it personally.

    What they should do, however, is ask: how much freedom of the press, religion, congregation, etc. do residents in THOSE Arab countries enjoy? India is a democracy, but what is my home country? Can I watch/drink/say/worship/wear what I want?

  2. Nimmy says:

    ‘No ban on Arab channels in India’..It was just a scam

    http://osdir.com/ml/culture.region.india.zestmedia/2006-08/msg00086.html

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