In every WhatsApp group, many Kashmiris were a member and send their messages but after Curfew in Kashmir, they are inactive and had not used WhatsApp. So WhatsApp starts deactivating their accounts.
Many People tweeted about WhatsApp Deactivation of Kashmiris.
My family and friends back in #Kashmir are losing their @WhatsApp accounts for being inactive for more than 4 months now due to internet blockade imposed by India. An important part of their digital imprint is vanishing and they don’t even know it’s happening.@netblocks @SFLCin pic.twitter.com/FIm4LNkyqP— Tanzeel Khan (@iamtanzeelkhan) December 5, 2019
? @WhatsApp Please pay attention to this. There is no Internet in Kashmir for the past 4 months now, and your algorithm is deleting Kashmiri Whatsapp accounts which have been inactive for over 120 days, for no fault of theirs.@evgenymorozov @zeynep @Snowden @AOC @PopTechWorks https://t.co/PbNRdVTfRi— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) December 5, 2019
Today, everyone witnessed the accounts of their family members and loved ones in #Kashmir automatically being removed from Whatsapp due to 4 months of inactivity. Lockdown, No internet for 4 months. #KashmirStillUnderCurfew #KashmirGaggedhttps://t.co/7NBrvbLnD3— Asim Jofa (@asimjofa) December 5, 2019
My #Kashmir whatsapp friends/family groups showed people leaving, called them in panic they said they have no idea about it.Finally found out that as per whatsapp policy if someone is inactive for 4 months they are automatically removed from the group.#InternetGagInKashmir pic.twitter.com/qn81Xzuiv5— Farhana (@FarhanaCvg) December 5, 2019