The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday extended the suspension of high-speed 4G internet services till January 22. The ban is extended to all districts except Ganderbal and Udhampur districts.
In a statement, Principal Secretary to the Union Territory administration Shaleen Kabra said that he was satisfied with the reports of law enforcement agencies that it was “absolutely necessary” to extend the ban “in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state and for maintaining public order.”
According to the statement, the law enforcement agencies were apprehensive about the misuse of high-speed internet for infiltration and coordination of terrorist activities based on the “ongoing cases and recent incident of interception of terrorists and recoveries of arms/ammunitions, with increased activity on IB/LoC [International border/ Line of Control].”
The administration had last on December 25 extended the ban till January 8….