3G, 4G shut after widespread students’ protest
Srinagar, Apr 26: Finally, the state has banned the mobile internet service in Kashmir Valley for a month after reducing its bandwidth to 2G only from the last two weeks.
The Home department has issued an ordered on banning internet services in the Valley for one month.
“Internet services in Kashmir Valley shall not be permitted to be transmitted for a period of one month,” reads a Home department order issued on Wednesday.
The order has mentioned internet services, however, sources said that only mobile internet has been banned. The broadband service will continue working. Also, the order does not mention whether 2G service will be continued as it was permitted during the ban on 3G and 4G service.
3G and 4G mobile internet service have been suspended in the valley earlier this month when widespread students’ protests rocked valley after the Pulwama government college assault by forces in which 54 students were injured.
On April 9, the internet was suspended when by-polls were held for Srinagar parliament seat, and on April 13 when re-polls were held in 38 polling stations where no voting could be held due to protests and killings of 8 civilians in Budgam and Ganderbal districts. (KNS)