In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

The internet was censored 24 times in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, making it the leading region for internet blackouts globally, while an additional 10 cases were recorded in the rest of India, according to a report by virtual private network provider (VPN) Surfshark on Thursday. While Surfshark says the annual internet censorship overview shows … Read more

Can’t give J&K telecom suspension details, cites security: Home Secy tells Lok Sabha

Jammu and Kashmir: 2G internet services extended till Nov 12

Citing security reasons, the Ministry of Home Affairs has told the Lok Sabha that information related to shutdown of internet and telecom services in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be given. Ajay Bhalla, Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, wrote a letter to General Secretary of Lok Sabha Snehalata Srivastava, “In view of the security … Read more

High-speed internet ban in Kashmir to continue

Ground Report Exclusive: Jammu and Kashmir internet broadband services restoration soon

The government of Jammu and Kashmir extended on Thursday its ban on high-speed internet in 18 of 20 districts in the region until Nov. 26, Barring districts Ganderbal and Undhampur. While high speed internet remains banned in the J&K from August 5 last year, the government has cited attempts to disrupt upcoming polls for which … Read more

After white-list, J&K admin working on black-list for websites; 2G remains slow

The new list being prepared, locally termed the ‘Black List’, will help officials in keeping the internet activity in check across the valley. Wahid Bhat, Srinagar Days after 2G internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration is headed towards forming a new list of websites to be denied access in the union … Read more