Social Media ban ends in J&K after 6 months

internet ban revoked in JK

The Hush Post| 6:14 pm|one-minute-read|

The ban on social media platforms has been revoked by Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday allowing access to all sites on 2G mobile data services and fixed-line internet in the Union Territory till March 17.

Earlier, only access to white-listed sites was allowed after the services were restored for a week on January 25 and subsequently extended from time to time.

The internet facility was snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. It was the same day Centre abrogated the special status to the then state and bifurcated it into two UTs.

The fresh order was issued by Principal Secretary, Home, Shaleen Kabra after assessment of the impact of telecom services regulation on the overall security situation and maintenance of public order and reports of law enforcement agencies.

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