Facebook site blocks Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab official page

Facebook has blocked the official page of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Punjab. The official page: punjabjamaat1 has been blocked by the social site without assigning any reason. It's widely believed in Pakistan that Indian government, due to large market share, has developed lots of controlling penetration inside social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook Jamaat-e-Islami

Facebook has blocked the official page of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Punjab. The official page: punjabjamaat1 has been blocked by the social site without the assignation of any reason.

According to JI Provincial spokesperson JI Facebook page was blocked a few months earlier also due to its posts on Kashmir.

Jamaat-e-Islami banned by Facebook: Pressures from Modi

The regional headquarters of the social site is located in New Delhi, therefore, they block facebook pages and accounts of Pakistan, Muslims and those expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir under the pressure of orthodox Modi and his extremist party BJP.

The spokesperson said earlier, the facebook pages of national institutions of Pakistan and organizations have been blocked under pressure. Several facebooks users had to face countless  restrictions for posting ISPR official Kashmir song “Ja Ja India, Kashmir se nikal Ja”. 

Read More: ISPR releases new song ‘Leave My Valley’ to show Indian aggression in Kashmir

Earlier restrictions on JI page by Facebook  

In December 2019, Facebook blocked Jamaat-i-Islami’s (JI) official page and other pages that disseminated the party’s information, days ahead of its Kashmir March scheduled for December 22, 2019 in Islamabad, stated a JI spokesman.

The JI spokesman stated that the Facebook administration, without any prior notice or warning removed its pages from the platform and also of its leaders, workers and sympathisers who were following the party’s trend for the Kashmir cause.

“This is how the Indian lobby is actually manoeuvring at the top in Facebook,” he alleged.

“The JI, its workers and followers were penalised for raising its voice against Indian atrocities in held-Kashmir. It’s high time the government undertakes tangible and practical measures instead of only issuing statements of condemnation. It’s no more a secret that Facebook allows criticism against Islamic countries but curbs free speech when it comes to India and some other countries,” he added.

Read More: India bans Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir for five years

JI demands government to take effective steps

JI Punjab has demanded the government to take effective steps against facebook besides ensuring restoration of JI face book page.  Face Book site is earning billion of dollars from Pakistan market. If it continues its activities against Islam and Pakistan under the pressure of Indian lobby, then government of Pakistan should impose ban on it.

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