J&K: 2G internet for postpaid, verified prepaid sims extended till Apr 27

The 2G cell internet companies has been extended in till April 27 for postpaid and solely verified prepaid sims, based on an order issued by the Home division.

“The mobile data services shall be restricted to 2G only. The postpaid sim card holders shall continue to be provided access to the internet, these services shall not be made available on prepaid sim cards unless verified as per the norms applicable for postpaid connections,” the assertion mentioned, including fixed-line internet connectivity shall proceed “to be made available with Mac-binding.”

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Meanwhile, the high-speed internet will proceed to stay suspended throughout the Union Territory of Jammu till April 27, an order issued by Principal Secretary, Home, Shaleen Kabra, mentioned on Wednesday.

The order mentioned social media purposes are used for the circulation of images of terrorists of proscribed terror organisations and for mobilising crowds. “One such instance being when more than 500 villagers gathered to attend funeral of a terrorist, defying lockdown and throwing social distancing norms to the wind,” the order reads.

The order additionally mentioned the Pakistan-based terror outfits are leaving no stone unturned to take advantage of the current state of affairs as seen by current infiltration makes an attempt, which additionally induced safety forces casualties.

“There have been many instances of civilian killings by terrorists, attacks on security forces, recoveries of arms and ammunition, attempts to propagate terrorism through uploading of videos, coordinating infiltration from across the border, launch of new terror outfits,” the order reads.

The internet was banned in J&Ok on the time of revocation of Article 370 on August 5. It was restored in in a phased method throughout the UT. However, excessive pace cell internet continues to stay suspended.

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