Kashmir web restrictions determine in letter written by 48 rights teams to WHO
Srinagar, Might 27: As many as 48 rights teams from totally different components of the world, together with US-based Human Rights Watch(HRW), has written to the World Well being Organisation to press the Authorities of India to revive web entry in Kashmir.
Within the letter to WHO, the rights teams have acknowledged that India’s authorities have restricted web entry to solely slow-speed 2G in J&Okay from March 2020 after lifting a seven-month blanket web shutdown within the Union Territory.
“We received several reports indicating that residents in Jammu and Kashmir are unable to access information about COVID-19 due to the restriction on high-speed 4G internet access in these areas. Most important, doctors and other health workers who are fighting to prevent the spread of the virus are struggling to download intensive care management guidelines published on various digital platforms in the country,” reads the letter, a replica of which is out there with the information company—Kashmir Information Observer (KNO)
It additionally states that analysis by specialists in India has additionally proven that the restrictions on 4G connectivity make entry to video conferencing – at present a vital lifeline all through India and far of the world – just about not possible to entry and use.
The teams have additionally requested WHO Director-Normal Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab to induce the governments of Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan to revive full entry to the web.
“Since June 2019, the government of Myanmar has ordered all mobile phone operators to shut down internet access in nine townships in Rakhine and Chin States; since 2016, authorities have denied residents of the tribal districts in Pakistan access to the internet; and since September 2019, Bangladeshi authorities have cut off internet access in the refugee camps where more than a 800,000 Rohingya are currently living,” the letter reads—(KNO)
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