High -speed internet will continue to remain suspended across the Union Territory of Jammu until 27 April, an order issued by Principal Secretary, Home, Shaleen Kabra, said on Wednesday (15 April).
The order said social media applications are used for the circulation of photographs of terrorists of proscribed terror organisations and for mobilising crowds. "One such instance being when more than 500 villagers gathered to attend funeral of a terrorist, defying lockdown and throwing social distancing norms to the wind," the order reads.
The order also said the Pakistan-based terror outfits are leaving no stone unturned to exploit the present situation as seen by recent infiltration attempts, which also caused security forces casualties.
"There have been many instances of civilian killings by terrorists, attacks on security forces, recoveries of arms and ammunition, attempts to propagate terrorism through uploading of videos, coordinating infiltration from across the border, launch of new terror outfits," the order reads.
The internet was banned in J&K at the time of the revocation of Article 370 on 5 August. It was restored in a phased manner across the UT. However, high-speed mobile internet continues to remain suspended.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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