PDP agitates, terms ban on Facebook, You Tube a draconian step
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 10/04/2012 at 4:08AM
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While taking up the issue in Legislative Assembly today, Mehbooba Mufti, president Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) termed the ban a harsh and draconian step calculated by the government to further confine and corner state’s youth for expressing their feelings.
She said the ‘ban’ on Facebook and You Tube has been imposed by the state government under the garb of preventing dissemination of anti Islam video on internet.
Mehbooba said the social networking sites are the only connecting link between the youth of the state studying and working outside and their families. “There were protests outside the state in other parts of the country on the anti Islam movie but nowhere such harsh and draconian steps were taken by any of the state governments like Chennai, Haryana etc,” she observed.
Mehbooba termed the matter “very serious” and demanded the government to come out with the facts in order to clear the confusion vis-à-vis the ban on the social networking sites in the state. “Banning these sites in
The PDP president remarked that the youth of