Large number of Pakistani and international rights groups have endorsed a statement condemning the internet and communications blackout in Indian occupied Kashmir .
According to a Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) press release link issued Wednesday, some 66 human rights, digital rights, women rights, and feminist groups have supported a statement condemning the communications blackout in the occupied valley.
The statement called out the Indian government for its blatant violation of the right to freedom of expression, access to information, movement and peaceful gatherings under a blanket network and internet shutdown in occupied Jammu and Kashmir since the evening of August 4.
It was highlighted that the right to access communication networks is an important part for exercising democratic and fundamental rights, which the people of Indian occupied Kashmir have been denied.
The statement condemned the ambiguous application of community guidelines and content regulation by social media companies such as Twitter, silencing criticism of the Indian government.