The government has approved the suspension of internet access in Kishtwar
The government has approved the suspension of internet access in Kishtwar
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The government has authorised the suspension of mobile internet services in the Jammu and Kashmir district of Kishtwar “in the interest of India’s sovereignty and integrity, the security of the State, and the maintenance of public order.”

According to an order, the ADGP, Jammu Zone, as the Authorised Officer under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017, directed Telecom Service Providers (TSPs)/Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to suspend mobile data services (3G/4G/5G) and limit 2G data service (less than 100 KBPS Speed) in District Kishtwar from June 28 (2200 hours) to June 29 (1800 hours).

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“The order/letter under reference, inter-alia, mentions about apprehension of misuse of mobile data services (3G/4G/5G) by anti-national elements/miscreants, for spreading rumours and inciting material on social media, with the aim of creating deterioration in public order, warranted suspension of 3G/3G/5G data services and limiting the speed of 2G data services,” reads the order by R K Goyal(IAS), Financial Commissioner (ACS) of J-K’s Home Department.

“…in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, and the maintenance of public order, I, Financial Commissioner (ACS) Home, being satisfied that there was an absolute necessity for the issuance of the aforesaid directions by the Authorised Officer, without obtaining prior approval of the Competent Authority, hereby confirm order No. 475(TS).”

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