The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attempted to gag media amid deadly violence in New Delhi that has killed nearly 20 people in the last three days.
The move came as 17 people were killed and hundreds injured in a day of anti-Muslim violence by Hindu supremacist mobs in New Delhi over protests on a controversial citizenship law that has been deemed discriminatory toward Muslims. While the US President Donald Trump was on a two-day visit to hold talks with Modi, pictures and videos from the affected areas showed horrific scenes forcing the authorities to issue directives to the media.
How is the media restricted in India?
The Indian government has instructed news channels that they must be cautious about airing content that incited violence and promoted anti-national attitudes, reportedHindustan Times.