'Switching off Kashmir doesn't erase truth,' Twitter panics as govt mulls ban on social media in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir govt has suspended 3G and 4G mobile internet services and may ban social media sites for six months across Kashmir

Situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has remained tensed for quite sometime now. Days after banning the 4G and 3G services in J&K, the government is now reportedly considering to impose a ban on social media sites for a period of six months.

As per the local media reports, the move is being taken so that videos of violence that may cause further violence in the state, don’t go viral on various social media sites. The internet services, including those for mobile and broadband, have been suspended altogether since the intervening night of April 8 and 9. The government has affirmed that being done to “control” the situation.

However, the move has certainly not gone down too well with social media users as they have come forward to lash out at the government while terming the move as a threat to democracy. Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Recently, a video that went viral on social media, three youth were seen with bruised faces being tortured by the masked soldiers. In another video, a man was seen tied to an armoured vehicle as a “human shield”