India extends high-speed mobile internet ban in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Indian authorities have extended the ban on high-speed mobile internet in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir until May 11, Eurasia Diary reported.


In a statement, the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department said that the move was a response to the recent “spurt in terrorist violence.”

“The launch of new terror outfits and the field agencies have well-founded apprehensions of enhanced efforts by Pakistan for recruitment in the terrorists’ ranks as well as infiltration attempts, which heavily depend on high speed internet,” according to the order issued by the Home Department’s Principal Secretary Shaleen Kabra.

The restrictions have been put in place to curb the uploading, downloading and circulation of “provocative videos.”

The authorities claimed that public order in the region has till now been “maintained due to gradual easing of restrictions on access to the internet while ensuring that rights and interests of the citizens are not affected adversely.”

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