Pakistan

Facebook has removed Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan’s official page for covering and highlighting Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, said a party statement issued on Wednesday evening.

“That page was at second number with respect to likes (3M+) and on first regarding overall page reach of any political party,” a post on the Jamaat’s Facebook page read.

A Jamaat official said that two other pages operated by the party have been removed from the social media website in the past two days.

JI’s social media head Shamsuddin Amjad said that two other pages operated by the party have been removed from the social media website in the past two days. “The party pages representing Jamaat’s zonal sections Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Women Wing were removed on Tuesday,” he said.

Amjad further informed that the personal accounts of around two dozen admins of the Jamaat’s official page, which was removed, were also suspended.

In the past few months, Facebook has repeatedly come under public obloquy for removing certain accounts on the social media platform, belonging to both native Kashmiris and foreigners present in and outside of the disputed Himalayan region.

The accounts which have been suspended till date had posted comments, pictures or videos to highlight the treatment meted out to Kashmiris in the latest episode of unrest.