The Centre told the Supreme Court that a special committee has decided that access to 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir will be given in calibrated manner and the outcome will be reviewed after 2 months.
High speed Internet in Jammu and Kashmir has been suspended since August 5, 2019 when the Centre announced revocation of its special status and bifurcation of the state into union territories of
Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The councillors say the border residents of Ladakh 'deeply respect and support the security parameters and subsequent action carried out by the government' but urged the government to restore the telecommunication services.
Ordering restoration of 2G internet services, Principal Secretary, Home Shaleen Kabra maintained that high-speed internet can be used by inimical elements to coordinate terror attacks or incite people by circulating propaganda material.
The submissions were made in response to a plea filed by Foundation for Media Professionals seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the union territory in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.