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AIR and DD have been told to avoid mentioning the scrapping of Articles 370, 35A, political statements on it and the anniversary celebrations in the programmes.
The AIR Urdu service has a wide listener base in both countries, and it also airs programmes to counter propaganda from Pakistan.
The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.
The lecture has been an annual feature since 1955 and involves eminent personalities addressing a select audience, which is then broadcast on AIR.
Radio Kashmir Jammu and Radio Kashmir Srinagar were set up to counter anti-India propaganda by stations based out of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The minister has made it clear after taking charge of the ministry that no regular government staff needs to be hired for these vacant positions.
Prasar Bharati's decision might hurt India's reach, but public broadcaster justifies move, saying 'short-wave transmissions hardly have any impact anymore on global opinion-making'.
Study by Reporters Without Borders says though the Indian media market is huge, it is owned and controlled by a handful, thus establishing a pattern of monopoly.
Modi’s foreign visits got 321 hours of airtime, over 11 times the number for Manmohan Singh. Officials say this is because Modi has been a more ‘active’ PM.
I&B ministry tells Prasar Bharati to ensure DD News does not betray 'preferential' or 'disproportionate' treatment to any particular political party.
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