Kashmir valley woke up to some good news as 4G mobile internet was restored after a very long time. Showing the way for the economy to grow again. All the industries like Hoteliers, businessmen, and in education in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu welcomed the decision stating that it would aid economic recovery and progress the democratisation of education through technology.
“This is a welcome step and on behalf of the tourism fraternity and all stakeholders, we would like to thank officials who have restored 4G services in the Union Territory,” said Asif Burza, President of the Pahalgam Hoteliers’ Association.
Burza said the move would build a sense of trust and protection among visitors, which will pave the way for the industry to recover.
President of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arun Gupta said the restoration of high-speed broadband Internet had been a long-standing demand of businesses and students. Traders would find it easier to negotiate with e-way bills now, he added.
Mubeen Masoodi, creator of the WiseApp web app, which has helped J&K schools and colleges hold lower-bandwidth classes over the past few months, said that restoring high-speed mobile Internet would make it easier to democratise content in J&K, like everywhere else in the world.
“The constraints on the Media, followed by the Covid-19 pandemic, compelled a lot of teachers like me to invent. This (4G restoration) opens up opportunities to continue to do so. Students should be more up-to-date with the new content, software… Internet limitations have narrowed the scope of ed tech from around the world to J&K,” he said.
“The population of all J&Ks has been deprived of high-speed Internet for more than a year, in the most challenging of times. Health, schooling, industry, all of them have suffered. This (restoration) is not a gift to us. It was really late; the Internet was not meant to be snapped in the first place.” said Suhail Bukhari, spokesperson PDP
“I thank the PM for honouring his commitment. After a long time this is good news for J&K,” said Altaf Bukhari, President of the J&K Apni Party