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Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten in the Christian-majority town of Chilaw on the west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook.

May 13, 2019, 14:10 PM IST

Bangladesh lifts month-long ban on social media

Bangladesh on Monday lifted a ban on social media imposed in anticipation of protests after the Supreme Court upheld death penalties for two opposition leaders.

Dec 15, 2015, 11:53 AM IST

Patel stir: Ban on mobile internet, social media lifted in Gujarat

Police on Tuesday lifted the ban they had imposed on mobile internet, social media and SMS services in the wake of violence during the Patel stir in various parts of the State last week.

Sep 02, 2015, 09:51 AM IST