J&K Govt Suspends Internet Service In South Kashmir District, Check Order Here

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Government of Jammu and Kashmir Temporarily Suspends Telecom Services…

Srinagar, November 6, 2023 – In a recent development, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Home Department, has issued an order for the temporary suspension of telecom services in specific areas of Pulwama District.

The decision comes in the wake of security concerns, and it is aimed at maintaining public order and the sovereignty and integrity of India.

The order, Government Order No: Home-08(TSTS) of 2023, dated November 6, 2023, references Order No. 4106(TSTS) of 2023, issued by ADGP, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar (Authorized Officer), on November 5, 2023.

This directive instructed Telecom Service Providers (TSPs)/Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to suspend mobile data services (2G/3G/4G/5G) in the Wampora and Hunipora area of District Pulwama.

The suspension, effective from 1900 hours on November 5, 2023, will remain in place until 1900 hours on November 8, 2023.

The decision was made based on concerns that mobile data services could be misused by anti-national elements or miscreants, potentially leading to a deterioration in public order.

Financial Commissioner (ACS) Home has confirmed the order issued by the Authorized Officer, acknowledging the necessity for this action to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of India and to ensure the security of the state.

This confirmation was made in exercise of powers conferred under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017.

This temporary suspension of telecom services highlights the government’s commitment to maintaining public safety and security in the region.

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