Internet Ban In South Kashmir Cripples Students, Job Aspirants

PULWAMA — Snapping of inter­net in south Kashmir districts has paralysed life in the district, while thousands of students are suffering especially due to snapped internet.

According to residents, author­ities ‘harsh’ decision to suspend internet service in South Kash­mir has been disrupting work and study for entrepreneurs, edu­cationists, and students badly.

To prevent cops mostly SPO’s from uploading resignation videos on social media, the gov­ernment has blocked internet services in south Kashmir. The worst-hit are Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts.

The traders said they use inter­net for business purposes while stu­dents use YouTube and other sites for studying purpose. In general, common people have been suffer­ing immensely in South Kashmir in wake of internet suspension.

“Why to ban internet and put everyone in trouble when they can block those social media sites which they find problematic. It has become a norm in South Kashmir for authorities to add to the woes of common people,” said a group of students to news agen­cy who added that they are unable to prepare for various competitive exams scheduled this year.

They said with no Internet in their region, the government has put their careers at stake. They also threatened to launch a stir in case the Internet is not restored soon in south Kashmir.

Students and aspirants of differ­ent competitive examinations who have applied for different govern­ment jobs are facing hardships. As­pirants say most of the exams are going to be conducted this month.

They sought restoration of the service at an earliest.


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