Social media outrages over alleged blocking of pro-Kashmir activist's Facebook account

Social media has erupted in outrage over alleged reports of Facebook blocking the account of a pro-Kashmir activist, Huma Dar, for political appeasement. Huma, an academic associated with the University of California, Berkeley, is a prominent pro-Kashmir voice.

Tweeting out screenshots of the Facebook login denial message, Huma accused the social media giant of "censoring" voices from "besieged Kashmir."

Internet services have been suspended in the Valley since the weekend as violence broke out following the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani.

Scores of protesters took to the streets, and social media, to voice their contempt against Wani's killing. As the situation snowballed into violent clashes, the state machinery was pulled in to enforce law and order. Following this mobile data services were suspended to stop rumours from spreading.

However, Huma has alleged that Facebook has blocked her out. Read the full article here.

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2016 17:33 PM

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