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SRINAGAR — Authorities in Ladakh have taken preemptive measures in response to the prevailing security situation by opting to decrease the mobile internet speed to 2G.

A recent directive, issued by Dr Shiv Darshan Singh (IPS), Additional Director General of Police and Head of Police, UT of Ladakh, cited concerns over the potential misuse of mobile data services by anti-social elements and miscreants to incite public unrest via social media platforms. The decision aims to maintain public peace and uphold law and order in the Union Territory.

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“Upon consideration of various inputs and aspects, it has been deemed absolutely necessary to scale down the Mobile Data Services to 2G, thereby suspending 3G, 4G, 5G & Public Wi-fi facilities temporarily in the interest of maintenance of public peace,” the order stated.

The directive specifically mandates the reduction of internet speed in Leh city within a 10 km radius from 1800 Hrs on April 6, 2024, to 1800 Hrs on April 7, 2024.

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