Bytes for All said banning the popular social media platform is “detrimental to the fundamental rights of the citizens, including the right to freedom of expression, access to information, and the economic and cultural rights of Pakistani citizens.”
The ongoing suspension of human rights and no access to basic needs, including food, health and security in Jammu and Kashmir is a growing cause of concern for numerous organisations around the world.
Escalating conflict in India administered Jammu and Kashmir state led to a communication blackout and the curtailment of rights.
Pakistan has rejected the registration of more than a dozen international non-government organizations
A new Bytes for All report warns about the “Dangers of Digital Surveillance”.
The landmark ruling declared the network shutdown as illegal and a disproportionate response to security threats.
These threats are discussed in Bytes for All’s yearly publication known as the “Internet Landscape of Pakistan”.
Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.