New Delhi: The restoration of the 4G internet has become a new benchmark in Jammu and Kashmir UT to measure the level of improvement in the situation since August 5, but the GoI according to sources is now in mood to take a final call on the restoration of high speed internet after 15th Aug (Independence Day).
On the intervening night of August 4 and 5, all communication channels were snapped for there was a widespread fear of public protests.
“Central government is waiting for August 5, and Independence Day, to pass off peacefully before taking a decision,” sources said.
“After independence day (Aug 15) govt will take a final call on the restoration oh 4G internet,” sources informed.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to verify if Jammu and Kashmir’s administration has sent any communication to the ministry of home affairs for restoring 4G mobile internet services in the Union territory.
A communications blackout and a lockdown were imposed in J-K in August last year as part of measures to prevent protests against the Centre’s move to divest the region of its special status. Most of the restrictions have since been eased even as the mobile internet remains restricted.
The Centre has throughout claimed that 4G restoration is not feasible as terrorist activities are on the rise. Currently, J-K only has 2G internet service.
The May 11 order was passed after the NGO in April challenged restriction on mobile internet speed to 2G.