The Jammu & Kashmir state administration blocked GPRS-operated WhatsApp ‘as a precautionary measure’ to keep rumours in check last Friday (5 August). It restored the service on the same evening in Jammu. Other mobile internet services were operational, according to the report. The same report states that ‘mobile internet’ was closed in this duration. It is unclear if all of mobile internet or only WhatsApp on GPRS was blocked. The administration apparently asked telcos to block this service on Thursday (4 August) night, who were reportedly not in favour of this decision, but agreed on the condition of ‘early restoration’ considering the security concerns. Note that 6 days before this one day block, mobile internet services were restored in Kashmir after being blocked for 17 days. Services were cut in over 10 districts on July 9. This is the longest…
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