India blocks Pakistani YouTube channel over alleged ‘Anti-India Content’
The Indian Government issued orders to block eight YouTube-based news channels, including one operating from Pakistan, for allegedly spreading “false content detrimental to communal harmony, public order and India’s foreign relations.”
According to Indian media, the Indian government has blocked the access of 102 YouTube channels in the country since December 2021.
The blocked YouTube channels had more than 8.6 million subscribers and 114 million views on their content, the report said.
According to India’s Ministry of Information, these YouTube channels were “spreading hatred among religious communities through false content in the country.”
It has been further stated by the Ministry of Information that these channels were spreading ‘fake news’ that the Indian government is demolishing religious places in the country and imposing restrictions on religious festivals.
The name of the Pakistani YouTube channel blocked in India is ‘News Ki Dunya’ which has around 100,000 subscribers.
Notably, Indian government had blocked 22 YouTube channels in April this year, including 4 Pakistani channels.
The international media also admitted that the measures against religious freedom in India, Muslims and Christians are the most affected by Hindu extremism.