Social Networking Services Blocked in Kashmir Valley

The government in India’s Jammu and Kashmir State ordered internet service providers in the restive Kashmir valley to block social networking services there, an unusually harsh measure to counteract escalating waves of protests and violence in the region. In the order, the government notified internet service providers to block the transmission of messages on 22 social networking services, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, for a month, or until further orders were issued.