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2G internet to be restored in Kashmir except in Pulwama, Shopian districts today

2G cell knowledge providers will be restored in most elements of the Kashmir Valley from May 12, except in Pulwama and Shopian districts in accordance to the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

“Mobile data services shall be restored forthwith in the Kashmir valley, except in Pulwama and Shopian districts. The internet speed shall, however, remain restricted to 2G only across the Union Territory. It shall be effective from May 12,” the J-Ok administration stated in an order.

The providers had been snapped after high Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and one other terrorist was killed by safety forces.

Internet providers had been suspended in J-Ok in August final 12 months after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. While the 2G providers on postpaid cell phones and broadband have been restored, 4G providers nonetheless stay suspended.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court had on Monday directed speedy organising of a excessive powered committee, to be headed by the MHA Secretary, to look into the contentions raised by numerous petitioners for the restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir.

The apex courtroom ordered to represent a committee of secretaries from the Centre and the Union Territory, headed by the MHA Secretary and in addition comprising the Secretary of Ministry of Communication and Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to look into the matter

The courtroom was listening to numerous pleas for restoration of 4G internet providers in Jammu and Kashmir claiming that the 2G internet providers should not ample sufficient to conduct schooling and different providers amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

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