New Indian Express: Jammu and Kashmir government employee arrested for ‘seditious’, ‘provocative’ social media posts

New Indian Express: Jammu and Kashmir government employee arrested for ‘seditious’, ‘provocative’ social media posts. “An employee of the education department has been arrested for allegedly spreading ‘false propaganda’ on social media against the Jammu and Kashmir government, police said on Friday.”

The Print (India): Zoom, Google Meet classes ‘next to impossible’ as J&K students struggle with 2G speed

The Print (India): Zoom, Google Meet classes ‘next to impossible’ as J&K students struggle with 2G speed. “Schools and colleges, among the worst affected by the lockdown to contain Covid-19, are now increasingly resorting to online classes to salvage their academic sessions. But that has proved a problem for educational institutions in Kashmir where an internet blackout was only recently lifted. In the first week of March, the Jammu and Kashmir government lifted the seven-month long ban on the internet but restricted the speed to 2G, creating hurdles for those who might want to attend online classes.”

Committee to Protect Journalists: India uses opaque legal process to suppress Kashmiri journalism, commentary on Twitter

Committee to Protect Journalists: India uses opaque legal process to suppress Kashmiri journalism, commentary on Twitter. “On August 10, 2018, the Indian government informed Twitter that an account belonging to Kashmir Narrator, a magazine based in Jammu and Kashmir, was breaking Indian law. The magazine had recently published a cover story on a Kashmiri militant who fought against Indian rule. By the end of the month, Indian police had arrested the journalist who wrote it, Aasif Sultan, and Twitter had withheld the magazine’s account in India, blocking local access to more than 5,000 tweets. “

Kashmir Life: JTFRP to prepare artisan database of over 4 lakh craft artisans in JK

Kashmir Life: JTFRP to prepare artisan database of over 4 lakh craft artisans in JK. I think JK and J&K in this case are Jammu and Kashmir, in India. And of course one lakh is 100,000. “First of its kind, Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) is going to prepare a comprehensive artisan database of more than four lakh artisans associated with different crafts in the state.”

New Indian Express: Jammu and Kashmir government bars employees from airing political views on social media

New Indian Express: Jammu and Kashmir government bars employees from airing political views on social media. “Airing political views on personal social media accounts could now land Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government employees in trouble. The J&K government today barred its employees from using their social media accounts for any political activity by amending the conduct rules for them.”

Jammu Region to Start Artist/Scholar Database

The Jammu region of India is creating an online database of artists in the area. “Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is going to create a database of all the artists, writers, poets, scholars and performers of Jammu region. Giving details, the Regional Director of ICCR Jammu, Balwant Thakur told media persons that through this major initiative the information regarding our artists, writers, poets, scholars and performers will now be available globally and thus they will not only be recognised world over but public will also have the facility to know the who is who of the entire intellectual fraternity of this region.” Have I mentioned how much I hate the fashion of putting light gray text on a white background? >squintsquintsquint<<