Facebook removes Burhan cover

IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/07/2017

Greater Kashmir says that Facebook has blocked the official facebook page of the Greater Kashmir  weekly Kashmir Ink on Saturday. The message from Facebook said it was blocked for 24 hours. The social networking site has also removed the cover page of the latest issue of Kashmir Ink which was shared on its official Facebook page on Friday evening. It  had stories covering a year after Burhan Wani's death, and a cover picture of him.                            

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