Will restore broadband Internet in phases: J&K DGP

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that the J&K administration is mulling to restore the broadband internet service in Kashmir region in a phased manner.

“Broadband internet service is very much functional in Jammu province and now that situation has improved in the Valley as well. We’re planning to restore this service in Kashmir region in a phased manner,” the DGP told reporters after inaugurating a women and child-friendly police station here.

DGP Singh, however, refused to share details about when the detained Kashmiri leaders would be released. “As of now, I don’t think it is relevant to answer this question. But as and when it happens we’ll share inputs with media,” the DGP said.

He said, “In the past 4-5 months, J&K Police and other security forces did a commendable job. Security personnel played a pivotal role in restoring normalcy in Kashmir region.”

The DGP said, “General public in Kashmir also cooperated despite seeing killings, violence at the hands of militants and facing life threats. Our police force tried its level best to allay the fear in the minds of people. We acted sternly against the militants and various other modules working in Kashmir to instill a sense of panic among the people.”

“During the process, we busted various such modules, arrested the militants and killed 19 of them,” DGP, Dilbag Singh said, adding, “And our fight against militancy will go on as our priority is to make J&K UT militancy free.” On preparations along the International Border and Line of Control the DGP said, “A tight security grid has been put in place to check the attempts being made to send militants to this side. And this security grid will be strengthened further.”   

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