2G mobile Internet services extended in Jammu and Kashmir till 4 March, ban on social media to continue; tighter vigil on use of VPNs
Social networking sites allowing peer-to-peer communication and virtual private networks (VPNs) will remain unavailable in Jammu and Kashmir as anti-national elements and people across the border continue to 'misuse' these platforms, the authorities said on Tuesday as 2G mobile Internet services were extended till 4 March
2G services, fixed line internet access to remain operative in J&K till 7 Feb; revised 'white-listed' websites include Firstpost, Express, Reuters, AP
The Jammu and Kashmir administration had on 24 January stated that mobile data services and internet access through fixed-line shall be allowed across Jammu and Kashmir with restrictions from 25 January till 31 January. The internet speed shall be restricted to 2G only.
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.
In J&K, only 153 'white-listed' sites accessible on 2G internet on postpaid connections; news portals, social media sites blocked
While voice and SMS services on prepaid mobile connections were restored in Kashmir on Saturday after being suspended for over five months, internet access on postpaid connections has been restricted to 153 'white-listed' websites