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

Social media ban: Kashmir using VPNs to stay connected

Wahid Bhat | Srinagar The social media ban in Jammu and Kashmir, though stringent, has failed to create much roadblocks. As it turns out, people have found an easy way out, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).  They are facebooking, whatsapping and tweeting almost as actively as before by accessing the banned sites and apps through free … Read more