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India keeps lid on Kashmir's internet 6 months into lockdown

India keeps lid on Kashmir's internet 6 months into lockdown

a month ago
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https://apnews.com/6c9f105f899cadee6c22e567057a4fd4

NEW DELHI (AP) — Six months after India's government stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed internet as a step toward normalcy.

But for the Himalayan region's 7 million people, the reality is far different. They are only allowed to access government-approved websites. Popular social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter remain blocked. And while users can access YouTube and Netflix, the internet service is too slow to stream video.