Jammu and Kashmir admin extends 2G mobile data service till 15 Feb with 481 whitelisted sites; ban on high-speed internet to continue
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday announced the extension of the 2G mobile data service with 481 whitelisted sites as well as the ban on high-speed internet in the Union territory till 15 February
Women in J&K await help under PMMVY months after childbirth: How internet shutdown wrecked efforts to lower infant deaths
The near-six-month-long internet shutdown following the abrogation of Article 370 hit fresh registrations under PMMVY, a scheme crucial to lowering infant deaths in the region as well as disbursal of monetary aid to pregnant women who had already registered for childbirth at hospitals under the scheme
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
Normal communication channels in J&K will be opened after review, says L-G Murmu after allowing partial 2G Internet in five districts of Jammu
Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu on Wednesday said that normal communication channels will be opened in the Jammu and Ksahmir region after a review
Internet shutdown in Kashmir: Ball still in govt's court; only solution is to declare internet access as fundamental right under Article 19
The judgment was hailed in different alleys of civil society, however, it is pertinent to note that the judgment has done very little to address the issue of the internet ban.
SC on Kashmir internet shutdown: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 can't be imposed to suppress legitimate expression of opinion
The Supreme Court bench ruled that the government should make public all the orders imposed in Kashmir.
'Freedom of Internet access is a fundamental right,' Supreme Court Justice N. V. Ramana said.
P Chidambaram calls SC order on Jammu and Kashmir internet shutdown a rebuff to 'unconstitutional, arrogant' stance of govt
P Chidambaram demanded that the entire team in Jammu and Kashmir that designed and executed "the plan" be changed and a new set of administrators who respect the Constitution be appointed.
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.
'A year of chaos': Cornered by communications blockade, J&K doctors and medical students look back on 2019
Hundreds of doctors and students at Kashmir medical colleges have been hit hard due to the internet blockade, the longest in the history of the Valley.
In Kashmir, internet shutdown cripples study of PhD students, research scholars; many lose out on grants, fellowships
The researcher said that some research scholars would travel outside Kashmir to get some internet access for their research work in the past months but not all scholars could afford the additional travel and lodging expenses
More than four months long internet shutdown in Kashmir, imposed since 5 August, while wrecking the IT industry and other internet-dependent businesses, is bringing people closer to the print medium, resulting in the increased sales of books, newspapers, and magazines from bookstores and news agencies.
A technology lawyer explains how and when internet shutdowns are enforced by state governments.
Since January 2012, there have been 373 halts in India's internet service, according to SLFC.
State radio said Jio Infocomm had also been asked to restrict services in certain parts of Delhi.