Srinagar, Mar 19 : National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament (MP) from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate restoration of highspeed mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Mobile internet and broadband service of all cellular companies was suspended in the Kashmir valley on August 5, 2019, when centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A besides divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs).
However, 2G mobile internet service was resumed on January 25 while broadband service was restored earlier this month with full access to social media, which was banned for about seven months in the valley. But, the high speed mobile internet continued to remain suspended. “As you are aware the first case of coronavirus has been detected in Kashmir yesterday, which has resulted in authorities locking down large parts of the valley,” Dr Abdullah, who was released last week after remaining detained for about seven months, wrote in a letter to the PM.(UNI)