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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Jammu and Kashmir: Government refuses to extend 4G internet services outside Ganderbal and Udhampur

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday refused to extend high speed mobile internet, or 4G services outside the two districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, citing inputs from security agencies about “terror modules” trying to lure youths into terrorist organisations, PTI reported. However, the 4G services in Ganderbal and Udhampur would continue till September 30.

Internet services were cut off in Jammu and Kashmir last year on August 5, hours before the Centre revoked Article 370 of the Constitution and split the state into two Union Territories. The low-speed or 2G internet service on mobile phones was restored on January 25, although outages continue to be imposed intermittently amid a complete ban on 4G network. In August, the government restarted high-speed mobile data service in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts on a “trial basis” as part of “calibrated easing of restrictions”.

In an order issued on Monday evening, Principal Secretary in the Home Department Shaleen Kabra said the decision to extend the ban was taken after a fresh review of the situation. Kabra observed that while there have been no reports of misuse of high-speed internet services in these two districts, the situation needs to be monitored closely.

The order said that the law enforcement agencies have furnished...

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