Jammu students’ union serves legal notice on cellular cos
A student organisation here served a legal notice to various cellular companies operating in Jammu and Kashmir demanding that subscribers be compensated for the "persistent internet blockade" between July 8 and 19 in Jammu region.
Authorities in Jammu had imposed restrictions on mobile and landline services between July 8 and July 19 fearing flare up of communal tension in Jammu province following the killing of HM Commander Burhan Wani in Kashmir.
Students organisation-National Panthers Students Union (NPSU), through its president Thakur Virender Singh served the legal notice to all the cellular companies including Reliance, Airtel, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea and other companies operating in Jammu and Kashmir.
The legal notice reads: "There was no unrest or any such situation in Jammu province that administration deprived customers of their right of using internet in Jammu".
Later, while addressing a press conference, Thakur said the cellular companies need to refund the money to the consumers who were deprived of the net service.
Singh criticized the "silence" of Jammu-based political parties on this issue. "Had it been an issue relating to polarization of people, Jammu based parties would have made loud announcements to garner emotional support of people to trouble the state but their silence on this important issue is really surprising", he said.