4G internet service is going to be resumed since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir after this 15th August.
The Centre blocked internet services after the abrogation of Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status over a year ago, fearing an increase in terror activities.
4G internet services will be allowed in one district each in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15 as per the recommendation of the committee, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 11).
The Supreme Court-appointed special committee to look into restoration of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir has recommended that 4G internet services can be allowed in some districts of Jammu and Kashmir as a trial to study the impact on security.
The special committee reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir with security forces in a meeting held on August 10 and concluded that threats persist. It, however, felt internet services could be offered on a trial basis and the situation reviewed later, the Centre told the Supreme Court.
The committee will again review the situation after two months fro now, before deciding on expanding the services to other regions of the Union Territory.
The services will be resumed in districts that are not close to the international border or the LoC and with low terrorist activities, Attorney General KK Venugopal, who represented the Centre, told the SC.