Thursday, 11 August, 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

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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