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JAMMU, Apr 7: National Democratic Party Indian (NDPI) J&K UT President Rajesh Gupta on Tuesday staged a protest ‘Dharna’ for one hour on the road in front of party office New Rehari Jammu to wake up the sleeping administration from slumber to restore the 4G internet services in peaceful Jammu region.
Gupta demanded immediate restoration of the mobile Internet services that remained suspended across the Jammu region since August.
While addressing to media he said I staged this protest Dharna against the “failure” of the administration to restore mobile Internet in Jammu region.
The mobile Internet services were snapped across Jammu region on August 4, a day ahead of the Centre’s announcement of scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating it into Union territories.
Gupta said Government can’t give collective punishment to society for the sins of a handful of offenders. If there are apprehensions of misuse of internet services by miscreants, that doesn’t mean that, the entire system should be made to suffer.
Rajesh Gupta also appealed to people of Jammu to show their unity by coming on your roof tops today and tomorrow at 6.p.m and beat thalis to make realize to administration that Jammu is one and will not tolerate discrimination any more.
NDPI Chief emphasizing the need to immediate start 4G internet services in J&K, “With limited and restricted access to the internet by allowing only 2G speed in the UT, patients and doctors are unable to access latest information, advisories, and guidelines”. He termed 4G internet as an indispensable tool in the fight against COVID19.
Rajesh Gupta further added, during Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic that a vast section of the society including students, laborers, daily wagers, vendors, ITI trained laborers, transporters and shopkeepers, whose livelihood has been drastically affected by restrictions on gatherings, assembly and movement of people both in cities and other district headquarters and towns across Jammu need to be helped out by the government in these pressing times.
Rajesh Gupta threatened to intensify the agitation if the 4G internet services was not restored immediately.