4G mobile Internet restored in two districts of J&K

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SRINAGAR — The authorities restored 4G Internet services in Ganderbal and Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on trial basis from 9 PM on Sunday.

This is for the first time since August 5 last year that 4G Internet services have been restored anywhere in J&K.

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“Whereas, the Special Committee, continued in terms a order dated 11.5.2020 of the Supreme Court in case titled “Foundation for Media Professionals vs. UT of J&K and others held its third meeting on August 10,” reads the order issued by Home Department.

“In context of the conclusions drawn and the parameters laid down by the Special Committee for considering calibrated easing of restrictions in limited and comparatively less sensitive geographical areas, the law enforcement agencies, while furnishing fresh inputs relating to the present security scenario in the UT of J&K, have identified the districts of Ganderbal (Kashmir Division) and Udhampur (Jammu Division) for lifting restrictions on high speed mobile Internet connectivity on trial basis and these recommendations are found to be in conformity with the law laid down as also the conditions set by the Special Committee,” the order reads.

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It added, “Now, therefore, I, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, being satisfied that, it is absolutely necessary so to do, in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the Security of the State and for maintaining public order, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 read with Sub-Rule 11 of Rule 2 of the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017 hereby direct as under that mobile Internet services that the high speed mobile data service in the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur shall be restored forthwith, on trial basis, while in rest of the districts, the Internet speed shall continue to be restricted to 2G only.”

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