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Governor Malik says internet connectivity will not be restored to Jammu & Kashmir just yet

Governor Satya Pal Malik said the Internet is a tool for anti-national elements, and added the restrictions were necessary to prevent civilian causalities in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Srinagar: Asserting that the identity and culture of people of Jammu and Kashmir will be preserved, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 were necessary to prevent any civilian causalities.

The Internet is a handy tool for anti-national elements and the restoration of connections will be deferred for some more time, Malik said while addressing first press conference after the state’s special status was revoked on August 5.

He admitted that pellet guns were used by security personnel during protests in the Kashmir Valley and said forces took utmost precaution taken to prevent injuries.

The governor told reporters that 50,000 jobs will be available in the next three months. This will be the largest recruitment drive in the state, he said.

The Centre, he said, will soon make a ‘big’ announcement on Jammu and Kashmir.

“Don’t be sad about detention of political leaders, it will help them in their political careers.” he told reporters.

Also read: Article 370 gone, BJP now wants to make Jammu & Kashmir a religious tourism hub


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  1. We don’t need your jobs we have seen your progress in last 70years. Give those jobs indian people who are struggling, suffering and are living below poverty line.
    Free our land and leave us alone we will manage things our own.

  2. A photograph is worth a thousand words. There is a collage of 110 of them on the Reuters site. Worth checking out, to get a sense of the mood in Kashmir.

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