Srinagar: Home Department has issued an order for restoring of high-speed Internet in Ganderbal and Udampur districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
Eariler, Supreme Court had allowed the regional administration of Kashmir to launch a trial restoration of 4G services in two districts almost a year after they were cut off.
High-speed Internet has been shut down in Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when Government of India scrapped the semi-autonomous status of JK and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two Union territories – JK and Ladakh.
The move was made while all communication was blacked out, political leadership jailed, and curfew imposed in the region.
Following the abrogation, JK was turned into a union territory, governed directly by New Delhi through a selected local administration.
Since then, the Government of India has changed many laws, including those that protected indigenous Kashmiris’ land rights.
As the removal of Article 370, ended the prohibition of outsiders to own land, the Domicile law, was introduced to grant citizenship of Jammu and Kashmir to outsiders, triggering fear of demographic change in the region. Since then, thousands of outsiders have been given the domicile certificates, including ex Indian Army personnel.
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