SRINAGAR: The Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Monday said it was “distressing” to see people using social media for “mundane purposes” instead of “propagating the cause of freedom movement.”
“It is distressing that our people are using social media sites for uploading and sharing personal and family photos, junk videos, and messages about mundane and menial subjects,” DAK President, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, said in a statement.
“It is disgraceful that Kashmiri professionals working overseas are discussing petty personal issues on social media while forgetting the national issues to which they have an obligation,” he said.
“Social media which is an instrument of interactive communication was the sole contributor to mobilization of protests in Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution which overthrew President Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali and led to democratization of country and also sparked Egyptian revolution leading to ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
“Kashmiris too should use the social media to portray sufferings of oppressed nation and highlight brutality and barbarism of Indian occupation,” Hassan said.