SMS ban continues

SMS ban continues

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In the summer of 2010, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned the Short Message Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley after several people were killed by the government forces during the month long mass protests that had erupted throughout June of that fateful year. The state government was of the view that the SMS service was being misused to spread rumours and contributed to the protests, which led to the banning of the service. However, the stopping of the “spreading of rumours” by banning the service, which in the eyes of the state government encouraged people to come out on

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