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High-speed 4G mobile Internet being restored in entire J&K: Rohit Kansal

5 February 2021, Shopian, J&K

After remaining suspended for more than 500 days, the high-speed mobile Internet services would be restored across Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K administration’s spokesperson, Rohit Kansal said.

Rohit Kansal (IAS), who is also the Principal Secretary Power and Information Department in J&K, in a tweet informed that 4G mobile Internet services are being restored in J&K.

“4G mobile Internet services being restored in entire J&K,” Kansal tweeted.

As per sources, the high-speed Internet is being restored on the recommendation of a panel constituted by the Supreme Court of India to review the mobile Internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.

The committee has recommended the restoration of 4G Internet in the entire Jammu and Kashmir ‘on a trial basis’ from tonight, sources said.

Pertinently, the high-speed mobile Internet services were restored in twin J&K districts including Ganderbal in Kashmir and Udhampur in Jammu division on “a trial basis” on August 16, 2020.

The mobile Internet services were suspended on August 05, 2019, when the government in Centre abrogated the special status (Article 370) of J&K and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

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Aasif Ganaie

Aasif is a journalist and a news enthusiast based in Jammu & Kashmir. He voyages to explore and uncover the stories that need to be told. With a special focus on data journalism, the journo also writes about happenings, events and everything that matters.

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