2G mobile internet to be restored in two Kashmiri districts restricted to only approved websites

According to a Government order, residents of J&K will be able to access 153 Govt. approved websites. These websites include Netflix, Gmail, and certain banking websites. The internet connection and communication networks were barred after the Indian Government Unilaterally revoked Quasi-Sovereign status of J&K and bifurcated it into two Union Territories on Aug 5, 2019. Among the 153 Government websites, categorized into banking , education, employment, Services, travel, utilities, web service, mail and entertainment sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Social media sites and news portals will continue to remain banned.

The 2G postpaid mobile internet will be restored in the ten districts of Jammu and two revenue districts of Kashmir namely Kupwor and Budgam. However, one of the allowed websites is Zomato which does operate in Kashmir. Other websites include and JIO chat. The notification comes after surveilled and phased broadband access in hospitals and several areas of Kashmir. Though it remains to explain, how phones with 2G connection, would be able to even reach the allowed website, most of them requiring high-speed connectivity.

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