How long?

How long?

People of Jammu and Kashmir are asking only one question, that how long they have to wait for the high speed internet to be restored. Most of the people were happy when recently Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha in a press briefing in Jammu said that very soon his government is going to restore 4G services and also promised that this good news will be soon given to residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The government has been issuing only orders to extend such ban on the internet services in Jammu and Kashmir and according to the latest order, the ban on high speed internet will continue till January 22 this year.

In its first order issued on January 14 last year suspending high-speed internet, the government had said “the police authorities have brought to (the government’s) notice presence of material relating to terror modules operating in Jammu and Kashmir including handlers from across the border and activities of separatists, anti-national elements within, who are attempting to aid and propagate terrorism, indulge in rumour-mongering, support fallacious proxy wars, spread propaganda and cause disaffection and discontent.”

It further noted that sustained efforts were being made by militants to infiltrate from across the border and scale-up anti-national activities in Kashmir and in militancy affected areas of Jammu by communicating effectively through voice on internet protocol (VOIP) and encrypted mobile communication technology through various social media applications to coordinate and plan terror activities. In the first order only Jammu, Samba, Udhampure, Kathua, and Reasi districts were granted access to 2G services.

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