New Delhi:According to a foreign news agency, the police have begun a massive crackdown on access to social media websites through Virtual Private Network (VPN) and against those who are exposing indian fascism.
Authorities say cases will be registered acoording the anti-terrorism act against those calling for freedom on social media. Under this law, the Modi government can declare any person a “terrorist”.
Hundreds of users sharing content in favor of secession on social media have been identified, said Tahir Ashraf, head of the Indian police’s cyber division in Srinagar And inquiries have been launched but no arrests have been made yet.
It may be recalled that after the amendment to terminate India’s special status in occupied Kashmir in August last year, Kashmir was banned from the internet and 70 million Kashmiris were cut off from contact with the world. Despite partially restoring the Internet on January 25, social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are still banned.
Observers say that the world’s worst sanctions are imposed on freedom of expression in occupied Kashmir, and now measures to register cases against social media users will further aggravate Indian government repression.
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28 March, 2020