The ban on high-speed web in Jammu and Kashmir has been prolonged until January 8, stated an order issued by the Union Territory’s administration on Friday. “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,” stated an announcement issued by the 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 additional stated.
There had been credible inputs that a lot of terrorists had been making an attempt to infiltrate from throughout the border, the order stated whereas including that curbs on high-speed web had obstructed the makes an attempt.
The administration cited the lately held Panchayat elections that noticed participation by political events, and stated that it had gone down properly with the “elements inimical to public peace and tranquility”.
“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 tranquillity, 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,” the order acknowledged.
Mobile internet providers had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 final yr, in view of safety issues within the area after Article 370 was abrogated by the Central authorities.
The Central authorities additionally bifurcated the previous State into Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new UTs got here into being on October 31.
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