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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has asked India to immediately revoke a one-month ban on access to social media services in Occupied Kashmir where Indian security forces are attempting to crush a mass uprising against New Delhi's rule.

Internet service providers have been directed to block users' access to 22 platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and YouTube.

Steven Butler, Asia Programme coordinator at CPJ, said the sweeping censorship of social media under the pretext of maintaining peace and order will bring neither peace nor order.

He said such broad censorship clearly violates the democratic ideals and  human rights.


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