Restoring 2G Services In Kashmir Is A Joke In The Name Of ‘Internet”

Have you ever thought, while India is heading towards 5G, that the people in its new Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir, known as the Crown of India, are struggling to hear a single notification tone on their mobile phones?

The internet ban in the valley was imposed on 5th August 2019. Almost half a year has passed, and still, people of the new UT are sitting tight for the day when the legislature will reestablish web access completely.

The rest of India is running towards 5G, as Jammu Kashmir crawls towards 2G. The 2G service has been restored in the state, but with restrictions. Only selected ‘whitelisted websites’ can be accessed using 2G. One cannot access social networking sites using mobile internet services in the new UT. 

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