Srinagar: National Conference patron Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore 4G internet services in Kashmir.
In a letter to Prime Minister, Abdullah says that Kashmir has suffered a lot and it has been continuously witnessing lock down in one or the other form.
Abdullah has written, “As you are aware that the first case of Coronavirus has been detected in Kashmir yesterday which has resulted in authorities locking down large parts of Valley, business and students already hit hard by the shutdown after the 5th of August 2019 are again sufferings because of these restrictions.”
The 4G internet services have been shut in Kashmir since 5 August 2019, when the Centre revoked Articles 370 and 35A.
The letter further added, “The people are being advised to work and study form home but this is impossible with 2G internet speed and limited fixed line internet penetration. I would therefore request to you to restore 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest to ease the suffering of the people.” (KNT)