The Jammu and Kashmir government has lifted ban on 22 social networking sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter after a month.
The Indian government had imposed ban on April 26 aimed at controlling the rumours spreading through the social media in the Valley. “It (ban) has not been extended,” Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal told Greater Kashmir on Friday.
According to the reports, the Home Department had taken the action alleging that these social networking sites were being “misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to create law and order disturbances” in Kashmir .
The ban on social networking sites was criticised by global institutions including the United Nations.