Connect with us

Breaking

Social media platforms banned in Jammu and Kashmir

Published

on

Facebook-buys-WhatsApp-feature1

Srinagar, 26 April 2017 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent “anti-national and “anti-social elements” from spreading “inflammatory messages”.

Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread student’s unrest.

The Home Department order in this regard read: “On careful examination of all relevant factors, it is observed that the use of social media platforms, which are being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements by transmitting inflammatory messages in various forms, are immediately required to be regulated/curbed”.

The order places a blanket ban on social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, WeChat, Qzone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram and the like.

The order directed all internet service providers (ISPs) that any message or picture through these social networking platforms should be immediately banned.

The ban remains effective till further orders or for a period of one month, whichever is earlier.

The authorities had also blocked over 300 WhatsApp groups that, the government said, had been spreading rumors to stoke passions among the youth during the volatile situation in Kashmir.

The Home Department issued the order to this effect in the exercise of powers conferred under the Indian Telegraph Act, an official said in Jammu.

Breaking

Bigg boss 13: Siddharth Shukla won, Asim first runnerup

Published

on

Continue Reading

Breaking

Delhi court convicts 19 persons in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home case

Published

on

New Delhi, 20 Jan : The Saket court in Delhi on Monday convicted 19 accused, including high-profile Brajesh Thakur, in connection with the alleged sexual and physical assaults on girl inmates at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

Continue Reading

Breaking

Violence in JNU, masked goons attack students, teachers

Published

on

New Delhi, 5 Jan : Violence swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday as several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the varsity campus with wooden and metal rods.

Shah takes stock of situation, orders probe

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday ordered the Delhi Police to take all necessary action to control the situation in the Jawaharlal Nehru University where widespread violence in the evening left many students, including girls, and teachers injured.

Priyanka Gandhi reaches AIIMS to meet injured JNU students

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday reached All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet the students who were injured during the clash between the two groups inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Fascists in control of our nation: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Central government over the violence that erupted in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday.

Continue Reading

Trending Live

Advertisement

Latest Post

Big News

Advertisement

Sports

Advertisement

Entertainment

Trending