Ban on 4G Internet Extended in J&K Till January 8

Date:

A young man using his phone in Srinagar. — AFP file

“The internet speed shall be continued to be restricted to 2G, except the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, where mobile internet connectivity shall be continued to be made available without any speed-related restrictions”

SRINAGAR — The ban on 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir has been extended till January 8, said an order issued by the Union Territory’s administration on Friday.

“The internet speed shall be continued to be restricted to 2G, except the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, where mobile internet connectivity shall be continued to be made available without any speed-related restrictions,” said a statement issued by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The aforesaid directions shall be effective December 26, 2020, and remain in force till January 8, 2021, unless modified earlier,” it further said.

There were credible inputs that a large number of terrorists were trying to infiltrate from across the border, the order said while adding that curbs on high-speed internet had obstructed the attempts.

The administration cited the recently held Panchayat elections that saw participation by political parties, and said that it had gone down well with the “elements inimical to public peace and tranquility”.

“The successful conduct of the recently concluded election, which witnessed participation of political parties across the spectrum and large scale voter turnout, has not gone down well with the elements inimical to public peace and tranquillity, as apparent from the multiple incidents of hurling of grenades by terrorists since the conclusion of the election process, targeting civilians/police personnel/security forces and the encounter with security forces,” the order stated.

Mobile internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 last year, in view of security concerns in the region after Article 370 was abrogated by the Central government.

The Central government also bifurcated the former State into Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new UTs came into being on October 31. — ANI

theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Oppn United against Hate Politics of RSS-BJP: Rahul

Responding to questions on the BJP's claims that there...

Women in India are Yet to Get Their Constitutional Rights: Jamaat’s Women Wing

Team Clarion NEW DELHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH)'s Women Wing...

Allahabad HC Grants Bail to Activist Javed Mohammed

Team Clarion NEW DELHI  - The Allahabad High Court on...

New Passport Rankings Show that the World is Opening up – But not for Everyone

Patrick Bixby Salman Rushdie, the celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, once declared...