India to lift lengthy internet clampdown in Kashmir: official

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said Friday they would restore high-speed web access in the region, bringing to an end what rights groups have called one of the world’s longest internet clampdowns. New Delhi imposed a communications shutdown on August 5, 2019 in restive Kashmir to quell unrest after it revoked the region’s semi-autonomy and brought it under direct rule. Access to slow, 2G internet for mobile and fixed-line subscribers was restored in March 2020, but high-speed 4G access remained blocked. Authorities then issued fortnightly orders restricting mobile data speeds, with…

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