Kolkata: Baroda-based artist Rollie Mukherjee has been blocked by Facebook, which she thinks is because her works are about the people of Kashmir and their struggles. Mukherjee, who has been travelling around the country to exhibit her work and spread awareness about the situation in the state has been locked out of the social media site since April 29. In solidarity, her friends are posting and sharing her paintings on their pages.
Each time I try to log in, Facebook keeps asking me to submit an ID proof. I find it strange why would I try and fake my identity? This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression, Mukherjee said. Read full story in The Wire
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