Ban on 4G Internet Extended in J&K

Ban on 4G Internet Extended in J&K
Ban on 4G Internet Extended in J&K

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4G Internet Ban Extended in all Districts of J&K except Udhampur & Ganderbal till 22 January, 2020.

  1. Whereas, certain restrictions have been placed on access to high speed mobile data connectivity to curb uploading/downloading/circulation of provocative videos and defeat the nefarious designs of the forces within and from across the border to create a narrative by running a disinformation campaign; and
  2. Whereas, the apprehensions of the law enforcement agencies regarding misuse of high speed mobile data services for infiltration and for coordinating terror activities gets credence from investigation of ongoing cases and recent incident of interception of terrorists and recoveries of arms/ammunition, with increased activity on the EB/LoC.
  3. Now, therefore, on consideration of the overall security scenario and the reports of the law enforcement agencies inter-alia bringing out the necessity for continuation of speed related restrictions on mobile data services to prevent misuse of social media as also taking note of the terror activities during the last fortnight, I, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, being satisfied that it is absolutely necessary so to do, in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the Security of the State and for maintaining public order, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and sub-rule (1) of Rule 2 of the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017, hereby order that the directions/restrictions contained in Government Order No. 143(TSTS) of 2020 dated 25.12.2020 shall continue to remain operative till 22nd January, 2021, unless modified earlier.
  4. The IGsP, Kashmir/Jammu shall communicate these directions to the service providers forthwith and ensure their implementation in letter and spirit.

By Order of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir:

(Shaleen Kabra) IAS

Principal Secretary to the Government

Dated: 08.01.2021

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