Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicCommunication clampdown

Topic: communication clampdown

Prepaid mobile connections restored in Jammu and Kashmir after 5 months

2G services have been restored in Kupwara and Bandipora districts, while Voice and SMS facilities were restored throughout the UT.

20% students are back in Kashmir schools, 100% attendance in Jammu

A total of 21,328 schools — 98% of the total schools — have started functioning in Jammu and Kashmir, says home ministry.

Less than a day after mobile services are restored in Kashmir, SMS services suspended

An official said SMS services were stopped as a precautionary method after two terrorists attacked a truck driver and an orchard owner in Shopian.

We were in tears, says Kashmir youth as he talks to girlfriend on mobile after 70 days 

The start of the new week dawned on Kashmir with scenes of relief, cheer and also worry as mobile phone services were partially restored. 

After scrapping of Article 370, Shias in Kashmir are in a state of relief and caution

Shias, who were seen as ‘friendly’ by cops and CRPF personnel in Kashmir, say Modi govt has bought into the Sunni majoritarian agenda.

Kashmir’s new politics should not be one that goes through Gupkar again

Bureaucrats in Delhi recently told a foreign delegation that Modi govt plans to conduct the election in Jammu and Kashmir by July 2020.

Supreme Court’s handling of Kashmir habeas corpus more worrisome than Modi govt’s clampdown

By putting conditions on Sitaram Yechury’s visit to meet his ailing CPI(M) colleague in Kashmir, wasn’t the Supreme Court breaching its mandate?

Kashmir Press Club says restrictions aimed at forcing journalists to ‘toe a particular line’

The Press Club criticised the communication blockade, saying it amounted to coercion, and demanded the govt restore internet and telephone facilities to media outlets.

Should India be offended by BBC, Washington Post, New York Times coverage of Kashmir?

After the abrogation of Article 370 and clampdown on Kashmir, several international media houses such as BBC, The Washington Post, Reuters and The New York Times reported on the tense atmosphere in J&K, protests by Kashmiris and detentions.

On Camera

YourTurn

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
Close-up of a computer chip | Representational image | Wikimedia commons

Why is India no electronics hub like China? Govt cites high tariffs, no subsidies as challenges

Vision Document for the electronics manufacturing industry aims for it to be worth $300 billion by 2026, notes ‘punitive duty and tax’, lack of ‘robust ecosystem’ as challenges.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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