Mobile phone services were snapped in Kashmir on Sunday as a precautionary measure for ensuring smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations in the valley, officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir admin says 2G mobile internet services to be restored in Valley from today till 31 Jan; social media to remain out of bounds
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered for 2G internet services to be restored in the Kashmir Valley from midnight on the intervening night between Friday and Saturday, reports said. The restoration of the 2G internet facility on mobile phones will continue till 31 January after which it will be reviewed further, the order said.
SMS, voice calls restored for local prepaid mobiles in J&K; 2G internet resumes on postpaid in Kupwara, Bandipora districts
Prepaid mobile connections were restored in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday and 2G services resumed in two districts of the valley after being disconnected in August last year, an official said.
Jammu and Kashmir admin cites terror threat for not resuming internet in Valley, says ban necessary for integrity of India, maintaining public order
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has cited possible misuse of the internet by anti-national elements and terrorists as a reason for not restoring these services for the general public and media in the Kashmir Valley
Supreme Court tells Jammu and Kashmir govt to review internet ban within a week; full text of judgment
In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday said that access to Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution and asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the Union Territory
SC verdict on Kashmir updates: Verdict reminder to 'tyrant duo', says Congress; Ghulam Nabi Azad hails 'historic judgment', says court did not come 'under any pressure'
SC Verdict on Kashmir LIVE Updates: Taking to Twitter, the Congres party said: 'The Supreme Court rules that tactics like indefinite internet shutdowns and indiscriminate use of Section 144 to silence dissent are unacceptable in a democracy. We hope this serves as a reminder to the tyrant duo that law and constitution is above their divisive policies'.
'Internet shutdowns can't be ordered to suppress speech': SC directs Jammu and Kashmir govt to review restrictive orders within seven days
The verdict came on a batch of pleas which challenged curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre's abrogation of provisions of Article 370 on 5 August, 2019.
Authorities on Saturday suspended mobile internet services in Kashmir Valley to check spreading of rumours by anti-social elements following the killing of Jammu and Kashmir’s most wanted guerrilla Burhan Wani by the security forces.