The Internet closure has been lifted after 7 months in Indian occupied Kashmir. The closure is conditional on March 17. According to a foreign media report, internet services have been restored conditionally in the Indian occupied Kashmir, according to an official at the Internet Service Provisioning BSNL, following the instructions of the authorities, they have begun to restore Internet service.
Social media access allowed inJ&K . Details. pic.twitter.com/7wjUzMcKWk
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) March 4, 2020
According to the report, during this period, some Kashmiri citizens continued to use the Internet through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
Following the verdict, the Twitter account of former Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti, who was in the Indian government’s jail, tweeted that the authorities have realized that this internet ban is useless because Kashmiri already uses internet through VPNs.
Seems like J&K admin finally realised futility of ban on SM since Kashmiris circumvented it through VPNs. Simply became a cat & mouse chase where Kashmiris outwitted state apparatus i.e.Big Brother
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 4, 2020
This Tweet was made by Iltaja Mufti, daughter Mehbooba Mufti. Authorized authorities have made this Internet service conditional. According to the notification issued, the internet speed on mobile will be the only 2G, 4G networks are still closed.