The Jammu and Kashmir management has prolonged the 2G cell knowledge carrier and stuck line web connectivity anyplace supplied around the union territory until February 24, an legit spokesperson mentioned on Sunday.
On the other hand, the web carrier suppliers (ISP) had been given instructions to make sure get right of entry to to one,485 white-listed websites handiest and to not any social media programs permitting peer-to-peer verbal exchange and digital personal community (VPN) programs, he mentioned.
“The instructions can be efficient from February 16 and stay in pressure until February 24, until changed previous,” he mentioned quoting an order issued via the House Division.
The 2G web facility on cellphones was once restored in Jammu and Kashmir on January 25 after final suspended since August five ultimate yr after the centre introduced abrogation of Article 370 provisions and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“While, studies had been won from the intelligence and legislation enforcement businesses inter-alia bringing out the way through which social media websites are being accessed during the digital personal community (VPN) programs, for coordinating terror actions in addition to to add provocative subject matter aimed toward aggravating the general public order.
“It has additionally been reported that makes an attempt had been made to disturb the general public peace via spreading rumours to incite most people over the past week which necessitated brief suspension of the cell knowledge products and services for restricted time frame via the permitted officials,” learn the order issued via Essential Secretary, House division, Shaleen Kabra.
With reference to cell knowledge carrier, he mentioned ISPs would make sure that get right of entry to handiest to the 1,485 whitelisted websites and to not any social media programs permitting peer-to-peer verbal exchange and VPN programs.
“Information products and services can be to be had at the postpaid mobiles and on pay as you go SIM playing cards of such holders whose credentials had been verified as in line with the norms appropriate for postpaid connections; and the web velocity can be limited to 2G handiest,” he mentioned in his order.
About mounted line web connectivity, he mentioned, “Anyplace connectivity has been supplied with impact from January 14 and onwards, ISPs shall make sure that get right of entry to is restricted to the whitelisted websites and to not any social media programs permitting peer-to-peer verbal exchange and VPN programs.
“Web connectivity can be to be had handiest after mac-binding. It’s additional directed that every one those that are supplied get right of entry to to the web shall make sure that it’s not misused for importing the provocative subject matter inimical to the pastime of the state,” the order learn.