India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

April 23, 2015 10:20 AM

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India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

NEW DELHI - India’s government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir.

Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the ministry of information and broadcasting, this channel will not be available”.

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