4G Internet In 2 J&K Districts On Trial Basis After Aug 15

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New Delhi: Relaxation from 2G to 4G will be done in one district each of Jammu and Kashmir after 15 August, the centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Attorney General KK Venugopal said the 4G ban will be lifted in one district each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions after August 15.

The Supreme court was hearing a petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals, a non-government organisation, in June seeking the initiation of contempt proceedings against the Centre and J-K administration for the failure to comply with the top court’s May 11 directions to review restrictions on mobile internet speed in the union territory.

The relaxation will not be in any area adjoining the International Border or the Line of Control, the centre told the top court. The areas which will get the 4G internet will be those which have a low intensity of terrorist activities, the centre said.

The government will review the situation after two months, it said.

High speed Internet service in Jammu and Kashmir has been suspended since over a year when the centre scarpped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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