Peer Viqar Ul AslamSrinagar
After the government restored 2G internet services, High speed internet likely to be restored late evening on Friday. Blanket ban on internet was imposed by authorities on 27th May after Hizb Commander Sabzar was killed in an encounter.
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had snapped the mobile internet (2G, 3G and 4G) services in Kashmir fearing law and order problems, substantially after the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat along with a close associate in a Tral encounter on 27th May.
Inspector General Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan said “We will take a call on it today after reviewing the situation.”
In Jammu and Kashmir internet has been snapped by authorities more than 33 times since 2012, Government’s recent selective social media ban has largely failed to contain the prevailing situation in the valley.
Senior Cyber Police official told the Rising Kashmir “High speed 3G and 4G internet services likely to be restored late evening.”
People were able to access social media sites through VPN applications rendering the social media ban useless, the ban was imposed in April over 22 popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
“The government has realized that the much boasted social media ban has failed, that is why they had imposed the blanket ban post Sabzar encounter.” said Yasir Zargar, Web Security Analyst
The social media ban was revoked just a day before Sabzar Bhat was killed on 27th May, and followed with a blanket ban on internet services by the authorities.