J&K leads in govt-ordered internet gag: Omar

Srinagar: Taking a jibe at the government over a report in which Jammu and Kashmir tops the list of administration-ordered shutdown this year, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said J&K leads the country in at least one thing.
“J&K leads the country in at least one thing – we are the leaders of Govt ordered Internet Shutdowns,” Abdullah, also working president of National Conference (NC), tweeted.
Abdullah was reacting to a report which shows that internet has been curbed by the state government 53 times followed by Rajasthan with 14 gags in 2017.
However, the frequent gag has badly affected students, professional, besides mediapersons in the Valley, where some small scale IT companies, who provided services to different MNCs, had to relocated to Delhi or Bangalore fearing losing business.
“It is frustrating when the internet goes off without any warning in the name of security.