While the Supreme Court has refused to give verdict for the restoration of 4G services in Kashmir valley amid pandemic COVID-19, authorities have decided to extend the curbs on the speed of internet up to May 27, 2020.
Students, doctors especially the heart foundation, a group of Kashmir based doctors who help hundreds of patients suffering from cardiac problems through their whatsapp group, have been pleading with authorities not to disrupt internet services here. In the past one week almost mobile internet services remained shut and the 2G speed internet services were restored only on Monday night.
With Supreme Court ruling out any immediate restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir, people have to do their normal work and even the doctors will have to do their professional duties through this slow speed internet services.
Rural health services have already taken a hit in Kashmir valley in past two months due to COVID-19 lockdown. The tragic death of 2 pregnant women in Anantnag is a sad reminder of how the health services are being provided to the people amid COVID-19 lockdown.
Curbs on the internet speed in the Kashmir valley has already disrupted virtual class rooms for the students to great extent and whatever little was being done by the schools through different social media platforms were all stopped for a week when authorities snapped telephone and internet services after the killing of Hizb Commander Riyaz Naikoo.