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Internet partially restored in Kashmir after 165 days — social media still blocked

The Next Web Wednesday, 15 January 2020 ()
Internet partially restored in Kashmir after 165 days —  social media still blockedAfter last week’s Supreme Court judgment ruling indefinite internet shutdowns in India illegal, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have ordered a partial restoration of connectivity today. A notice published by the Home Departement of Jammu and Kashmir suggests broadband services (with mac-Binding) will be provided to select institutions such as hospitals, hotels, and banks. Plus, 2G connectivity for postpaid users will be restored in the valley. However, only ‘white-listed’ sites such as e-Banking services will be accessible; VPN services and social media apps will be still inaccessible. The department also intends to set up 400 internet kiosks for tourists. Internet…

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News video: Malaysian tourists reduced to tears after hearing from families during internet blackout in Kashmir

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Footage, recorded on Wednesday (January 15), shows Malaysian tourists at a government-run media centre become emotional when connecting with their families after five days without internet in Kashmir V

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