4G in more Jammu and Kashmir districts from October 15

Ground Report| News Desk| The Central government has decided to restore high speed internet service in the other districts of Jammu and Kashmir after high speed internet remained suspended for almost one year in the valley following the Centre’s decision to abrogate the special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on August 5 last year.

Sources confirmed that high speed internet will be restored after October 15 but may leave the decision on the names of districts with the state administration and police, said people aware of the matter.

As of now 4G services were restored in two districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ganderbal and Udhampur, on trial basis seen 16 August by the UT administration, in August this year.

Sources said restoration of high speed internet services will be done in a phase manner with strict monitoring and periodical review by security agencies and Jammu and Kashmir Police. As pee the reports “Districts with reporting low violence and not close to the Line of Control (LOC) will be considered for restoration of high speed internet, on priority,” they added.

In August last year, the Modi led government abrogated Article 370 and 35A besides bifurcated the State into two UTs, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jammu and Kashmir has been under strict security and communication lockdown since August 5, 2019 when the Centre stripped its special status abrogating Article 370 and 35A. The internet was restored only after a gap of 7 months, but it remains slow as 4G services remain curtailed.

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