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News reporting on Indian muzzled Delhi unrest

Updated on March 20, 2020
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The Indian government has resorted to enforcing limits on the media amid recent disturbances in Delhi. During their reporting of the violence, it enforced a 48-hour ban on two TV channels that it blamed for ' siding against a group ' before lifting the ban within 24 hours. There have also been claims that India's largest subscription service, Hotstar, has blocked an episode of ' Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, ' dismissive of, or Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.
Even, in the light of the government's advisory not to broadcast materials that are anti-national and may provoke ethnic abuse, there have been instances of self-censoring content.

Fifty-three men, mainly Muslims, were killed and hundreds injured while mosques, homes, and shops were demolished in North East Delhi riots between February 23 and 26, 2020. The common perception is that both the Hindu and Muslim groups engaged in the abuse over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) against one another. However, the journalists who reported field events and eyewitnesses accuse ' outsider ' crowds for the abuse.
Police failed to prevent the violent clashes, while there were rumors that some pro-CAA campaigners were motivated to strike rioters against them. Most media outlets had to upload pictures and videos that they did take from of the unrest.

The Delhi police reported 683 cases of first knowledge and detained more than 1,983 persons. Accounts of fresh violence erupted on Sunday, March 1, 2020, which the police debunked as rumours and speculations. Authorities later detained 40 individuals for distributing false news.

Protests occurred through India after the Indian parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (Bill) on December 12, 2019, which offers a route for undocumented migrants of a variety of religious groups except the Muslims to Indian citizenship. Many top ruling party leaders in alliance, like Home Minister Amit Shah, have suggested a National Registry of People (NRC) and Muslims are afraid they would end up in detention centers being established in Assam and other states. In the anti-CAA / NRC demonstrations across India, 65 people have been killed since 4 December 2019, with over 175 people wounded and over 3000 detained.

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On February 25, all private satellite TV channels were requested by the Ministry of Media and Broadcasting not to show any material that encourages ' anti-national attitude ' and is ' likely to inspire or provoke abuse. ''
The Indian government suspended Asianet News and Media One, two Malayalam news channels for 48 hours for their reporting of North East Delhi violence on Friday, 6 March 2020. The order of the Ministry claimed that the two outlets appeared to report the abuse in a manner that "highlighted the assault on houses of worship and siding with a specific group."
The order alleged that if the situation becomes extremely unpredictable, "such coverage could raise neighborhood disharmony throughout the world."

In the Media One command, the ministry said that "the coverage of the channel appeared skewed because it purposely focused on the CAA supporters ' vandalism." Also, the "Site is critical of Delhi Police and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)"

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