4G Internet Services Being Restored in J&K: Govt

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Kashmir

The shutdown was enforced in August 2019 when the Indian government removed Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 of the Constitution

Team Clarion  

NEW DELHI — Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir Friday announced the restoration of high-speed mobile internet in Kashmir after keeping the services shut for more than 550 days.

Rohit Kansal, spokesperson of the local government, announced on Twitter, “4G mobile internet services being restored in entire J&K”.

The shutdown–world’s longest in a democracy–was enforced, along with lockdown and mass detentions, in August 2019 when the Indian government removed Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status by revoking Article 370 of the Constitution.

The move comes at a time when the Indian government is scrambling for ways to assuage the global criticism it got for its response to the ongoing farmers’ protests.

The internet shutdown struck a big blow to the local economy and restricted the ability of the people to communicate over the internet.

The services are reportedly expected to resume around 10 pm on Friday.

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