4G Internet Being Restored In Entire Jammu And Kashmir After 18 Months

February 5, 2021 0 By boss


4G services were stopped in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019.

New Delhi:

High speed 4G internet services are being restored across Jammu and Kashmir, a senior government official said on Friday, more than 18 months after they were snapped to prevent a backlash against the centre’s move to revoke the former state’s special status.

“4G mobile internet services being restored in entire J&K,” tweeted Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under what became the world’s longest-running internet shutdown in a democratic country on August 5, 2019 when the centre announced plans to scrap its decades-old autonomy listed in the constitution.

In days that followed, the state was split into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh – and several politicians, including three former Chief Ministers, were taken into detention to pre-empt a pushback.

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Over the last year, broadband internet and slow mobile data was restored in phases since the Supreme Court told off the government earlier while hearing cases that called the curbs an assault on free speech and democratic rights.

Mobile internet services were throttled to stop the spread of misinformation and terrorists from abusing the networks, the administration said. However, critics said the restrictions have cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and crores in losses to the economy.



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