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India lifts ban on social media sites in IOK

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Srinagar: india-led jammu and kashmir government has lifted the ban on 22 social networking web sites which include fb, whatsapp, and twitter after a month of blockage within the kashmir valley.

The ban, imposed on april 26 changed into geared toward controlling the rumours spreading through the social media inside the valley.

“the ban will now not be extended,” foremost secretary of j&okay, r k goyal stated.

The house department had taken the action alleging that those social networking sites were being “misused by way of anti-country wide and anti-social elements to create law and order disturbances” in kashmir.

The ban on social networking web sites became criticised via worldwide institutions which include the united countries. On may 11, the united international locations professionals had asked the jammu and kashmir authorities to raise the ban on social media sites.