Friday, June 22, 2007

China jams AIR, DD in Arunachal

Report from zeenews website......................

China jams AIR, DD in Arunachal

Shillong, June 21: People in most in Arunachal Pradesh are unable to access any Indian news channel or tune into All India Radio programmes, an English daily reported on Thursday. According to the report both All India Radio and Doordarshan have been jammed by the more powerful Chinese transmitters.
These powerful transmitters are used to air Chinese radio and television programmes to the residents of the Arunachal districts near the Chinese border. The people of the area neither speak nor understand Chinese.
The weak transmitter in Itanagar does not cover the remote districts of the state, though it serves the state capital and areas near it. People in these areas are also unable to access private news channels.
At a time when China is claiming Arunachal Pradesh as its own territory, Delhi cannot afford to brush the issue under carpet.
Anger and frustration has forced people in the region to ask Indian officials to start Chinese classes.
The report adds that there is also the fear in the districts bordering China that New Delhi may let go of their areas to China during border talks.

Bureau Report

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