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Jammu and Kashmir: 2G cell web providers to stay in operation in 18 of 20 districts until 26 Nov – India News , Firstpost

Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra issued an order on Thursday evening and stated high-speed information providers will probably be offered solely in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts

FILE PHOTO: A person in India watches a film on his cell phone in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday ordered continuance of 2G cell information providers in 18 of the 20 districts of the Union Territory until 26 November citing apprehension about misuse of high-speed Internet to disrupt the district improvement council and panchayat polls.

Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra issued an order on Thursday evening and stated high-speed information providers will proceed solely in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts, whereas elsewhere Internet pace will probably be restricted to 2G solely.

Postpaid SIM-card holders shall be offered Internet entry. However, the identical facility shall not be made obtainable on pay as you go SIM playing cards except verified in line with norms relevant for postpaid connections, the order issued by the house division stated.

Fixed-line Internet connectivity with mac-binding shall be obtainable, it added.

The order said that these instructions shall be efficient instantly and stay in power as much as November 26.

Kabra stated that terrorists and separatists will make all efforts to disrupt democratic course of with regard to the polls of 280 constituencies of DDC polls and 13400 panchayat and concrete native physique vacancies. Such illegal acts depend on excessive pace web for disruption, he stated.

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