Broadband, internet services to be resumed in Kashmir today
Srinagar : Months after the broadband and internet services were called off from the Jammu and Kashmir valley in wake of probable protests during the announcement of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, the authorities will resume it from Wednesday after assessing the ground situation.
However, sources at the Jammu and Kashmir administration have told the news agency IANS that the restoration of the broadband will be done in a phased manner. According to the information, it will be first restored in the Central Kashmir, then in north Kashmir two days later. The South Kashmir will be able to access the internet in the end.
After the restoration of broadband services, the authorities will again review the ground situation and on the basis of that they will see how to restore the mobile internet services.
As per updates, the J-K government will restore broadband internet in the Kashmir Valley and low-speed internet in the Jammu region. "Things are being finalised and an announcement will be made soon. There is every likelihood that authorities may announce restoration of 2G internet services in Jammu region and partial restoration of broadband in Kashmir region," source said.
The broadband services were snapped from the valley on August 5.
The move to restore the broadband internet services came after the Supreme Court, in response to a petition last week, asked the UT to review its orders that are still in place. The apex court in its order had said that the suspension of free movement, Internet and basic freedoms cannot be an arbitrary exercise of power.
However, the administration had restored the broadband services in Jammu in October last year, while in Ladakh, both mobile and broadband services were restored.