Since, the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the situation in Kashmir had become worse. There is still communication lockdown in Kashmir, the landlines, Internet is not working properly. The report says that the students have to travel 10 km to access Internet connection. Students are complaining about slow Internet connection, it takes more than an hour just to fill a form. Few students have missed their government exams.
The mobile connectivity and Internet services have remained blocked since August 5 (The Day when special status given to Jammu and Kashmir was removed). It is also a matter of fear that Pakistan might not get advantages from these issues with malicious posts on social media platforms.
The administration has taken few steps like setting up ‘Internet Kiosks’ in the offices of Deputy Commissioner in all 10 districts of Kashmir. The facility of broadband connections are available on 200 computers in Srinagar.
The report says, still people have to face lots of restrictions like search engine Google can be accessed only on 3 computers in Shopian district. The J&K track all the websites and IP addresses that are being accessed from computers. Adequate precautions had been taken by the administration so that it cannot be used for any wrong purpose.