|Kalimpong cable TV network barred from|
airing foreign channels
Further, various intelligence wings of the country have advised the ministry to clamp down on the broadcasting of foreign channels citing national security risks. The issue was also debated upon in the Lok Sabha on December 4, 2012. Manish Tiwari, the information and broadcasting minister at the time, had issued a notification listing 24 foreign channels as functioning illegally in the country.
The notification also contained the names of the channels that have been barred of late. Even so, several areas in the Darjeeling hills continued to air the channels. Now, the administration has proscribed them in Kalimpong sub-division, but reports have come in claiming areas of the hills are still airing the channels.