Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday extended the high speed internet (4G) ban till August 19 in Jammu and Kashmir UT.
In an order issued by the principal Secretary Home, the government said that restrictions on access to internet through mobile data services have been “necessitated” in view of its “misuse in planning and executing (militant) acts including attacks on Security Forces, political workers and innocent civilians, propagation of ideologies inimical to the interests of the country, misguiding the youth to join (militant) ranks, communicating and coordinating with handlers across the border to facilitate infiltration.”
“There are inputs suggesting rise in the anti-national activities over the coming weeks, more so in view of completion of an year since implementation of the constitutional changes viz-a-viz J&K, Independence day celebrations, etc,” reads the new order.
4G internet service was banned in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, when the Government of India removed Article 370.
In fresh order, Principal Secretary Home Department Shaleen Kabra said that the mobile internet speed will remain restricted to 2G in Jammu and Kashmir till August 19 when a new review will be taken