India has blocked 20 YouTube channels

Aside from the channels, the websites Kashmir Global and Kashmir Watch have been ordered to be shut entirely. This is the first time the I&B ministry has used its authority under the new IT guidelines.

India has blocked 20 YouTube channels
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The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) has claimed that two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels have been blocked because they "belong to a coordinated misinformation network operating from Pakistan."

"The channels were utilized to publish divisive propaganda in a planned way on issues such as Kashmir, the Indian Army, minority populations in India, Ram Mandir, (late CDS) General Bipin Rawat, and so on," said the ministry.