SRINAGAR – The world’s largest social media network Facebook was accused of censoring several posts and blocking accounts speaking out on the ongoing protests in Indian-occupied Kashmir following the recent killing of Burhan Wali, a pro-freedom Kashmiri insurgent leader.
Twitter user Huma Dar has accused the network of disabling accounts as well as taking down articles and pictures being uploaded from Kashmir. She also shared screenshots of the accounts allegedly suspended by Facebook.
— Huma Dar (@baalegibreel) July 10, 2016
Indian-occupied areas of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a fresh surge of violence and protests, following the killing of a militant commander Burhan Wani by Indian forces.
At least 23 other Kashmiri youths were also killed by forces during the protests over the weekend.