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J&K lifts ban on social media, access to 2G internet services till Mar 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.

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

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The internet facility was snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 last year

Removing a ban on social media platforms, administration on Wednesday allowed access to all sites on 2G 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 on August 5 last year, the day when Centre abrogated the special status to the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories.

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.

First Published: Wed, March 04 2020. 17:08 IST
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