VPN users being tortured in Kashmir
Online freedom in the disputed region of Kashmir continues to be in a dire state despite the partial restoration of internet services last week after a complete blackout that lasted more than six months.
With a slow 2G service now available in parts of Kashmir, many locals have quickly turned to VPNs to get unrestricted internet access to enable them to use social media and messaging services to contact loved ones outside the region.
But now reports are emerging of people caught using VPNs being subjected to brutal beatings and torture by the Indian army.…
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- PM Modi quotes ‘Faking News’ in Parliament to target former J&K CM Omar Abdullah (Feb 6, 2020, Alt News)
- Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Nepal (Feb 5, 2020, My Republica)