Internet Service Restored in Two Districts on Trial Basis.
The home department of Jammu and Kashmir stated that the officials in two districts would resume the high-speed (4G) internet service on a trial basis. The Ganderbal district of Kashmir and Udhampur in Jammu will have mobile data services restored with immediate effect. Summary
4G in Jammu and Kashmir: the authorities restored 4G internet services in one district each in Jammu and Kashmir on a trial basis. The J&k regions will get access to high-speed internet after a year since the government suspended the facility.
According to the statement of an official, 4G in Jammu and Kashmir resumption came after the centre informed the SC that a select committee is looking into the matter. The board is analyzing to allow the high-speed internet connectivity on two districts of J&K on a trial basis.
4G Internet in Jammu and Kashmir: The Order
According to the home department of the Union Territory order, 4G in Jammu and Kashmir will be enabled by the centre in the Ganderbal district of Kashmir and Udhampur Jammu with immediate effect. The law further stated that it is valid until September 8.
Moreover, the high-speed 4G in Jammu and Kashmir would be provided by the providers to their post-paid subscribers. Whereas, there pre-paid customers must go through the verification process to enjoy the benefit of 4G services.
The Centre Announcement to Lift the Restrictions on J&K
Last Tuesday, the centre announced that it would lift restrictions on high-speed internet connectivity in one district each of J&K on a trial basis. The ban will be boosted by the officials on after August 15, effective immediately.
KK Venugopal, the attorney general, made a statement in front of a three-judge bench. NV Ramana heads it. He added that the committee is aggregated according to the directions of top courts on May 11. The court had asked the centre to review its restriction on 4G in Jammu and Kashmir.
The committee seeks input from security forces and local agencies before concluding on August 10. They found that terrorist activities are still high in the territory. Hence the overall situation is yet not conducive to lift the restrictions.
The services of 4G in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended by the officials in August 2019 when the central government announced the retraction of special status and its bifurcation into two UTS; Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The court asked the government to explore the possibilities of restoring high-speed internet connectivity in certain UT areas on August 7.
The Response of the Residents on Lifting of Ban on 4G Internet in Jammu and Kashmir
The restoration of high-speed internet connectivity in two districts of Jammu and Kashmir has bought joy and relief to the residence. The people of both regions are thrilled to have 4G internet running on their phone after getting only a 2G service for a year.
People were facing many issues and problems because of low-speed internet connectivity. However, they are on cloud nine after the officials restore the internet service in J&K.
Teachers and students have also heaved a sigh of relief as they get the $G speed on their phones. They have expressed happiness since they can now attend and provide online classes with ease during the pandemic.
Our Final Words on 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir
The most notable thing is people in the conflict-ridden Kashmir, who have lost various opportunities to restrict high-speed internet connectivity.
It has also resulted in several job losses and unemployment in the state. We hope that the ban is soon restored for 4G in Jammu and Kashmir all-district, even establishing peaceful and prosperous states.