Government Blocks Facebook, YouTube in Kashmir

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There are reports that the Indian government has blocked Facebook and YouTube in Kashmir. The story was first reported by GreaterKashmir which said that, ISP companies blocked social networking sites including Facebook and YouTube in Kashmir without any official directive the state government.

The cellular companies have also blocked GPRS facilities on the mobile telephones causing immense inconvenience to the subscribers.  Greater Kashmir received over a dozen telephone calls from different areas of the Valley, complaining that the internet service has been blocked by companies including BSNL, Reliance, Aircel, Airtel and Vodafone.

It was previously reported that the certain URLs with offensive content had been blocked, but it now seems that access to the entire websites have been restricted. Last month the Government of Jammu & Kashmir had directed service providers to ensure that the controversial YouTube video was not accessible from the state.

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Ankit Agarwal

they should help ppl grow there…but by their activities they are only deploying them and snubbing them down…

Ashutos Jain

Sir kya india ke baaki states like delhi mai bhi ban ho sakta hai kya ? Plese sir reply

Sri Harsha

Better if it blocks terrorists infiltration first ..

Manoj Chauhan

so sad yaar

Eijaz Ali
Guest Indias tech Portal Me from Kashmir. PC users still accessing… Also there are PROXY sites which are helpful!