Broadband to be partially restored in Kashmir valley in Government institutions

Indian Army Kashmir
Indian Army Kashmir

Kashmir, Jan 14: After five months of blackout, broadband internet will be partially restored for institutions in Kashmir Valley .

The institutions that would be given internet access will include “government websites and websites dealing with essential services, e banking etc,” the order said.

It also specified that the institutions would be responsible for preventing any misuse and will have to take necessary precautions, including appointment of nodal officers, keeping record and monitoring usage, and having authorised users.

Access would be first allowed in Central Kashmir including state capital Srinagar, which will be followed by north Kashmir (Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla) two days later, sources said. South Kashmir (Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag) comes last, after another two days, sources said.

The Lieutenant-Governor will then take a call on the restoration of cellphone internet.

Kashmir Valley has been without internet since August 5 after it ended the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories.

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