Government has ordered restoration of mobile internet services in entire Jammu region, two months after the facility was suspended to keep a check on the spread of rumors following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. On August 5, the authorities had ordered suspension of mobile internet services in all the 10 districts of Jammu region. However, the services were restored in five districts after a few days. “The administration has ordered the restoration of the mobile internet services in the five districts of Jammu region including, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal said. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online securityAlso Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
Kotwal said the broadband services that were also suspended in these districts were also restored. The broadband service was suspended to check rumor-mongering during the Eid last month. “We have ordered all the mobile phone internet services providers in the five districts to restore the services from today,” Kotwal said.
Back in August, mobile internet services were suspended in Jammu region. This is the second time in less than a month that the internet connections were taken down. This is a precautionary measure in view of the unrest in the Kashmir valley. Talking to PTI Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Pawan Kotwal said, Mobile Internet services have been suspended for a few days in Jammu region as a precautionary measure. ALSO READ: India s internet users to cross 500 million by 2020, says Google
Authorities decided to snap the services across all 10 districts of the Jammu division. The decision to suspend the mobile Internet services was taken due to the turmoil in Kashmir Valley where more than 50 persons, including two policemen, have been killed, and nearly 6000 others injured in street protests.
The step comes even as a partial to complete bandh was observed in Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban in Chenab valley in solidarity with the protestors killed in clashes with security forces. The services were earlier suspended on July 10 following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and restored on July 25.
With additional inputs