80 Kashmir companies get internet connection after signing bond
The informal bond asks subscribers to promise to share all the contents and infrastructure of the Internet as and when required by the security agencies
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has restored the Internet connections of more than 80 subscribers who have signed a bond agreeing to use the services strictly for business purposes.
The informal bond titled ‘Undertaking for usage of Internet’ asks subscribers to promise to share all the contents and infrastructure of the Internet as and when required by the security agencies.
The bond directs users not to upload encrypted files containing any sort of video or photographs. “For the allowed IP, there will be no social networking, proxies, VPNs and Wi-Fi and that all the USB ports will be disabled on the network,” reads the bond.
“This is just an assurance we need so that there is no wrong use of the Internet. Connections of some call centers, corporate offices and tourism related entities whose work is completely dependent on the Internet have been restored as well,” a senior police official said.
In the wake of the abrogation of special status of J&K and splitting of the state into two Union Territories, the authorities had blocked the internet service.
(Courtesy: The Economic Times)