Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) comprising hundreds of young journalists, has strongly condemned the fresh drive of censorship launched by social media giant, Facebook.

A JKYJA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that under the campaign many user accounts aimed to curb the sane voices raised especially by journalists, social activists and other people from different walks of life were disabled even without giving any genuine reason.

He said in its fresh drive the 10 years existing user account of eminent young journalist, social activist and founding member of JKYJA, Bilal Bashir Butt, was strangely disabled by the Facebook along with other dozens of professional pages.

The spokesman said, Bilal Bashir Butt being among the saner voices of the territory would use this platform to spread positivity in trouble-torn society on different fronts and blocking his account with a reason “it hasn’t followed the Facebook Terms” is unacceptable and unjustified.

He said, most recently, Facebook on similar lines permanently blocked account of noted journalist, Rameez Makhdoomi.

He said it is not first time Facebook has blocked the accounts of journalists and activists. He said for the larger interest of its credibility the Facebook should restore all the accounts banned in this manner.


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