Facebook page removed for 'coverage of atrocities' in Kashmir, says Jamaat-e-Islami
The post also claimed that Facebook had previously removed or blocked accounts of people who had used Muzaffar Wani Shaheed's photo as their profile picture. In photo: Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan leaders on July 24, 2016. Photograph: (AFP)
Social networking giant Facebook has reportedly removed the Facebook page of Jamaat-e-Islami for 'coverage of atrocities in Indian held Kashmir', a statement issued by the party said on Wednesday.
The Facebook post on Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi page claimed that the deleted page was 'first regarding overall page reach of any political party' and had more than 3 million likes.
The post also claimed that Facebook had previously removed or blocked accounts of people who had used Muzaffar Wani Shaheed's photo as their profile picture.
Social Media head of Jamat-i-Islami Shamsuddin Amjad, confirmed to Pakistan's english newspaper Dawn that “the party’s official page was removed on Wednesday evening”.
Amjad told Dawn that Facebook had also removed two other pages operated by the party in the past two days.
"The party pages representing Jamaat's zonal sections Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Women Wing were removed on Tuesday," he told Dawn.
In July, actor Hamza Ali Abbasi's Facebook post praising Burhan Wani was removed from the networking site. His account was first suspended but later reactivated after the concerned post was removed.
Kashmir has been mired in violence ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was shot dead by Indian security forces. Anti-India protests, deadly clashes with Indian forces soon ensued.