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Video telephony in J&K
Centre needs to make all services operational for the convenience of people
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Beginning of a video telephony through the landline telephone communication system of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Jammu and Kashmir as a facility for the users in the state is a welcome step. But this has been viewed with skepticism by the telecom users in J&K for the reason that BSNL and other cellular phone companies have been providing restricted services to the users at the instance of union home ministry. Due to hawkish attitude of the centre towards Pakistan, most of the telecom services have not been extended to the people in this state. It has been nothing unusual for the users in J&K not to get signals of the mobile telephony system or other services because they are suspended by the service providers at the behest of centre for one reason or the other. Many important occasions whether it is Republic Day or Independence Day, the first casualty in J&K is the telecom facilities which are jammed for the fear of militants’ threat to disrupt the celebrations. Unfortunately, the previous days have also witnessed suspension of services on such occasion for no fault of the people. Similarly, all prepaid services of BSNL and other private operators are not allowed to work fully. Ban on SMS services continues to be in place for the past many years and no relief has been allowed to the poor users till date. It appears that such services are being provided to the people of J&K at the whims and fancies of the union home ministry which continues to rule the roost on the pretext of fighting militancy. Apart from this, many areas in J&K continue to be out of coverage area of the mobile telephony services for the reasons best known to the state government and the centre. These actions of the state government and the centre have only added to the alienation of the masses in J&K.

News Updated at : Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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