J&K

4G won’t be a problem, J&K to Home Ministry

Srinagar: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has told the Union Ministry of Home Affairs that it did not have any objection in restoring 4G internet services, and that high-speed Net connectivity would not pose any problem.

“We have been making (a) representation for this… I feel that 4G will not be a problem. I am not afraid how people will use this. Pakistan will do its propaganda, whether it is 2G or 4G. It will always be there… But I don’t see an issue,” Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu told The Sunday Express here Friday.

This is a change in the earlier position taken by the J&K administration two months ago in May.

In an affidavit filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court, the Centre had said that a special committee set up to examine the demands for restoring 4G services, following the orders of the court on May 11, had met twice on May 15 and June 10, and arrived at a decision that “no further relaxation of the restrictions on Internet services, including 4G services, would be carried out at present”.

The special committee comprises the Union Home Secretary, Department of Telecommunications Secretary and the Chief Secretary of J&K.

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