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Heated debate after Facebook allegedly deletes photograph of gay Sikh kissing a man

in INDIA, 19/12/2013

A gay Sikh man who was protesting against the Indian Supreme Court order restoring a ban on gay sex, alleges that he was blacked out of Facebook temporarily after he posted a photograph of himself kissing another man.

Kanwar Anit Singh Saini's photograph, posted on his Facebook page, to protest against the Indian law banning gay sex - known as Section 377 - went viral within moments.

Saini, 32, was among the activists who had gathered in more the 30 cities across the world on Sunday for a protest called the "Global Day of Rage". His photo received over 1000 likes and 80 shares, along with some vitriolic comments. He alleges that on Monday, he received a message from Facebook saying his account had been suspended for 12 hours and his photo had been removed because it violated their terms and policies.

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