Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map of India, off air for five days

April 23, 2015 10:20 AM

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New Delhi: International news channel Al Jazeera was on Wednesday forced to go off air in the country for five days as the government penalised it for repeatedly showing wrong maps of India.

Al Jazeera on Wednesday only showed a blank screen with a message saying that "as instructed by the ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available from 00.01 hours on 22nd April till 00.01 hours on 27th April 2015."

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