Govt Extends 4G Ban In J&K Till Dec 25


Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday extended ban on the high-speed mobile internet services in on high speed mobile data services across J&K barring twin districts including Ganderbal and Udhampur till December 25.

The internet speed is restricted to 2G only in Jammu and Kashmir except in the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur.

Referring to recent snapping of internet services during polls, the government said that it was done due to likelihood of misuse of the data services by the “anti-national elements to disrupt the democratic process by creating a scare among the voters, carrying out attacks on security forces, targeting of contesting candidates and the workers.”
“In view of the credible inputs and as a matter of abundant caution, the access to internet had to be restricted on the day of poll in the areas going for polling,” reads an order by Principal Secretary to Home Department Shaleen Kabra.

“There have been continuous attempts to radicalize the youth through multiple method, most importantly through videos using social media, which rely on high speed internet for easy dissemination of such material,” the order reads, announcing extension in the ban till December 25 in all districts barring Ganderbal and Udhampur.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



KO Web Desk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.