Frustrations grow over social media ban in Kashmir

Two United Nations officials urged the Indian government Thursday to lift a ban on social media and mobile Internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir.

The two officials, David Kaye and Michel Forst, said in a statement that the ban had “disproportionate impact on the fundamental rights of everyone in Kashmir” and had the “character of collective punishment,” according to the Associated Press.

As frustrations mount, Kashmir residents have reported feeling isolated since the one-month ban on 22 social media sites. “Life feels like a suffocating prison without connections to outside world,” said journalist Umar Ganie.

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