The Central Government today said in Parliament that no one had been informed in advance about the decision to remove Article 370 (Article 370) from Jammu and Kashmir. In the Rajya Sabha, the government on Wednesday denied that some citizens, including a journalist, had been given any information in advance about repealing Article 370.
In fact, when asked in Rajya Sabha, what was already told to some citizens, including a journalist, about the repeal of Article 370 before the information was being shared in Parliament on August 5, 2019? In response, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy said, “No sir” no one was informed of this decision before Parliament.
It is to be known that on August 5, 2019, the Central Government received approval from Parliament to eliminate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Simultaneously, Jammu and Kashmir was made a union territory. Apart from this, Ladakh was given the status of a separate union territory.
4G internet service started after 18 months
Earlier on 5 February, the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced the resumption of high-speed mobile Internet 4G service across Jammu and Kashmir. In August 2019, this service has been restored after 18 months of dividing the state into two union territories.
Home Department Principal Secretary Shaleen Kabra issued a notification and asked the Inspector General of Police of Kashmir and Jammu to closely monitor the situation after the ban was lifted.
“A special committee was constituted on May 11 last year on the direction of the Supreme Court to assess the current situation and the continuation of these restrictions,” the order said. The committee met on 4 February. During this period, apprehensions raised by security agencies and assessment of restoring high speed mobile internet service were considered.