Anti-India posts reason for Kashmir internet ban, says government

NEW DELHI: The ban on internet in Jammu and Kashmir has been imposed to check aggressive anti-India social media posts being pushed from Pakistan to instigate the youth in the valley, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said in
Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Internet was suspended on August 5 when the government of India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and downsized Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
“In view of the aggressive anti-India social media posts being pushed from across the border aiming at instigating youth of the valley and glamourising terrorists and terrorism, certain restrictions on internet have been
resorted to,” he said replying a written question.
The minister said due to the decisions taken by the Parliament on August 5-6, certain precautionary measures taken initially have already been substantially relaxed.
“It has been reported by the government of Jammu and Kashmir that all essential services are functioning normally in the Valley,” he said. —PTI

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