Pak instigating Naga rebels, so J&K will have to wait for internet, says official

According to an official, the internet connection will not be restored soon as Pakistan continues to spread venom against India through the Internet. Photo: PTI File.

Even as the J&K administration restored mobile phone services in five sensitive districts in Jammu, officials said Internet services won’t be restored anytime soon as Pakistan has launched a campaign against India by trying to instigate Naga insurgents. The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (I-M), which spearheads the Naga movement operate 3,000 kms from Srinagar.

“As the situation is improving, the restrictions are being removed. However, internet connection will not be restored soon as Pakistan continues to spread venom against India through the Internet. They are trying to instigate people against the government and such videos, which originated in Pakistan, have even reached Nagaland,” a security official told PTI.

“Once the Internet is restored, Pakistan will try its best to instigate people in J&K like what they are now doing with insurgents in Nagaland,” the official added.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday (August 28), governor Satya Pal Malik said that there was little use of internet and telephone as it was used mostly by terrorists and Pakistanis.

“There is much hullabaloo over the absence of telephone facilities. I want to say that people should wait for 10 more days. For us every life is important. Please try to understand the reasons behind these restrictions. Who uses phone and internet? It is of little use for us but is mostly exploited by terrorists and Pakistanis,” Malik said.

(With inputs from agencies)