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Govt orders suspension of social media for a month in Kashmir

Social networking sites to be suspended include Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, QQ, WeChat, Ozone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reditt, Snapfish, YouTube (Upload), Vine, Xanga, Buzznet and Flickr.
GK Web Desk
Srinagar | Posted : Apr 26 2017 4:12AM | Updated: Apr 26 2017 7:17PM
Govt orders suspension of social media for a month in Kashmir
Govt orders suspension of social media for a month in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered suspension of social media networks in the trouble-hit valley for a period of one month or till further orders.

In an order, the Home Department has directed all Internet Service Providers  that "any message or class of messages to or from any personsor classs of persons relating to any subject or any pictorial content through the following social networking sites shall not be transmitted in the Kashmir valley, with immediate effect, for a period of one month or till furthr orders, whichever is earlier".

Social networking sites to be suspended include Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, QQ, WeChat, Ozone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reditt, Snapfish, YouTube (Upload), Vine, Xanga, Buzznet and Flickr.

In the order, the government has said that the continued misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services are likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and tranquility in the state.

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