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India is restoring 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir after 18 months – TechCrunch

India is restoring 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir, 18 months after enforcing restrictions in the Muslim-majority state in an attempt to curb the spread of potential backlash over its decision to strip the region of its special status in August 2019.

Rohit Kansal, principal secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir government, said Friday evening that 4G internet services were being restored in the entire region. India lifted ban on internet and some social media services in some regions of the state — but maintained speed restrictions and time limits after Supreme Court ruled last year that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in the state was unwarranted and demonstrated “abuse of power” by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

The internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir was by far the longest by any democracy.

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