Kashmiri cartoonist faces down Facebook over censorship

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The social networking giant Facebook removed a political cartoon (shown here) posted by Kashmiri cartoonist Mir Suhail and barred him from his popular fan site on Tuesday, February 9.  A Facebook official notified Suhail that the cartoon had been censored for “violating community standards.”  The cartoon in question shows roots from the grave of Afzal Guru, who was hanged by the Indian Government in 2013, joining up with a distant tree labeled “Kashmir.”

The cartoonist, who works for the Srinagar-based journal Rising Kashmir, also succinctly summed up his feelings about the situation with this cartoon, as seen on a CRNI screen grab.

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Read about Mir Suhail’s successful fightback on the CRNI website.


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