4G internet data banned in Jammu and Kashmir till January 8th

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As per the order issued by the Union Territory’s administration on Friday, The ban on Jammu and Kashmir has been stretched to January 8th.

“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,”

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 says further.

There were reliable inputs that a multitudes of terrorists were hoping to infiltrate from across the border, the order also said that restrain on 4G data had obstructed the attempts. In the recently held Panchayat election, the administration had cited that it saw engagement by political parties, it further said that it had gone down well with the “elements inimical to public peace and tranquility”.

The order stated “The successful conduct of the recently concluded election, which witnessed participation of political parties across the spectrum and a large-scale voter turnout, has not gone down well with the elements inimical to public peace and tranquility, 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,”

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

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