After complete lockdown which internet and telecomm blackout in Kashmir for more than a year, i.e., 376 days, India restores 4G services in two districts of Kashmir. The restoration has made to check whether the activities are maintaining law and order or violating them. This is a kind of a trial before making any further decisions. In the previous week, authorities said that the condition in many parts of Kashmir is “still not conductive” to entirely restore 4G services.
In August 2019, India scrapped Article 370 and blacked out Kashmir entirely. India wanted to eliminate the special autonomous rights of the Jammu & Kashmir.
In January 2020, the apex court stated that it is completely illegal for any government that shuts down the internet services in any region for an unlimited time. In response to it, the Indian government restored partial service with access to a limited number of sites. However, in March, website restrictions were lifted, but people could still not use broadband lines, and 2G speeds were available on their cell phones.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) reported earlier this month that as a result of internet blackout and the global pandemic, businesses all over the region had faced a loss of ₹40,000 crores ($5.3 billion). In addition, tons of entrepreneurs, doctors and students have been struggling for resources. It is still unknown when will 4G restoration will be made in the entire region.