Mobile internet services restored after 2 weeks

Mobile internet services were today restored in Kashmir, two weeks after they were suspended in view of student protests in the Valley against highhandedness of security forces at Degree College in Pulwama on April 15.

Restrictions placed on accessing internet on mobile phones on April 17 have been lifted four days after the state government directed the internet service providers not to allow access to 22 social media websites and applications.

Although the order to block access to the 22 websites was issued on Tuesday, it took the service providers four days to successfully ban them. However, one can gain access to them through broadband services of state-run telecom operator BSNL and through virtual private networks.

The websites and applications which have been made inaccessible in the Valley include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Wechat, QQ, Qzone, Google Plus, Skype, Line, Pinterest, Snapchat, Youtube, Vine and Flickr.

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