Tag Archives: Kashmir

Kashmir: Social media gag on government workers slammed

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Government workers in Indian-administeredKashmir have decried a government ban prohibiting them and their families from expressing political opinions on social networking sites. Under a new order issued on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir government employees were barred from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The region’s… Read More »

Even though Islam gives rights to transgender people, they are oppressed: Kashmir scholar Aijaz Bund

Transgenders Abdul Rashid, left, and Shabnam Subhan at the book launch | Aijaz Bund The government thinks there are only males and females in Kashmir, Shabnam Subhan, a transgender Kashmiri, told a gathering of academics, journalists and civil society figures in Srinagar. “No one cares about us, as if we don’t exist,” he said. Transgender Kashmiris speaking publicly about… Read More »

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet services were cut 28 times over the… Read More »