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2G internet to continue, high speed, broadband remain suspended

2G internet to continue, high speed, broadband remain suspended

Srinagar, Feb 16 (UNI) The 2G internet service on pre and post paid mobile phones of all cellular companies would continue till February 24 in the Kashmir valley, where more websites were added to white-listed sites.

Official sources said that a meeting was held on Saturday at Jammu during which it was decided to continue 2G internet service on mobile phones for next week. The weekly review meeting was held on the direction of Supreme Court.

The meeting however, added more white listed websites. Earlier, the number of such white listed sites was 300. Ban on social media sites would continue the meeting decided, sources further said.

It was decided that stern action would be taken against all those using VPN, the sources added.

However, people alleged that 2G internet hardly makes any difference as they were unable to even check their mails due to very low speed. The users said no site, including white listed sites, could be opened due to low speed.

Meanwhile, the High speed internet and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) broadband remained suspended in Kashmir valley since August 5, when Centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A besides dividing it into two Union Territories (UTs) badly affecting students, media persons and professionals, besides traders who continued to suffer though authorities on January 25 restored 2G mobile internet after over 170 days in the valley.

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