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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against two Kashmir based news organisations for a story of a school in south Kashmir’s Shopian. The reports mentioned that the school ‘was forced to hoist the national flag and hold a function on January 26’. The FIR was registered following a complaint from a local army unit. On Saturday, the army in the complaint alleged that the reports by the news…

Srinagar: Twitter on Friday blocked the Twitter handle of a Srinagar-based news magazine The Kashmir Walla citing “violation of Twitter rules against posting media depicting the moment of death of an individual”. The move came after the news organisation tweeted a news story from August 2020 about “police excesses on Muharram procession in Srinagar”. “Even after 24 hours of appealing to Twitter Support, the weekly newspaper has received no response so far from the Jack…