Internet not fully restored, but J&K Police to associate with people on Social Networking
Srinagar: Internet providers are yet to be fully restored in Jammu and Kashmir, however, the J&K Police is set to use social media platforms to connect with individuals, improve citizens’ perception of the drive, and increase its reach.
Broadband, landline and cellular services were shut down in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir in August, before the Narendra Modi government scrapped Article 370 and bifurcated it into two union territories.
In Jammu, broadband services were restored by October, but in Kashmir some educational institutions and government institutions have got it back. Neither area has got mobile internet back, while at the new UT of Ladakh, both services are restored by the end of December.
‘Law enforcement agencies throughout the globe nowadays make use of social media in a huge way to inform the general public concerning the fantastic work done by them… They are also using social media to get information from people regarding crime and offenders,’ read the circular. It further directed police units to add ‘300 personality tweets’ along with press releases.
‘Kashmiris will see the work done by police’
Regardless of the ongoing online shutdown, police officers ThePrint spoke to seemed hopeful, and stated it was imperative for them to publish information regarding their good work, no matter the ban.