J&K Students Association, a body of Kashmiri students here, on today, demanded immediate restoration of Internet Services in Kashmir Valley, prior to Class 12th Result. In a Statement Additional Spokesperson of Association Younus Rashid said, “We requested the Govt to lift ban on Internet Services in the Valley, as Students in the State have suffered a lot due to the ongoing ban on internet facilities.
He said that, We demand that, Internet Services should be restored in J&K in view of forthcoming results of 12th class. Since, the onset of technology era students check there results at finger tips. However, in Kashmir Neither broadband is working nor mobile internet, in this regard it becomes very inconvenient and hectic for students to check there outcomes.
He said that, Right to internet is a part of right to life and right to education. Abnormal conditions have been induced in Kashmir through restrictions on the internet. Education sector has been the worst victim of the prevailing uncertainty, and with internet services snapped, the students have no source at home to get their results. When everything is dependent on internet, Kashmiris have been deprived of the facility, he added.
Since, the Junior secondary results were declared few days before, were in students checked there result viz sms, students have to pursue a post-paid user to forward an SMS in order to receive results-since prepaid is non-functional in Kashmir, he said. Post the declaration of 10th class results, Students should be able to check different courses of there choice in numerous universities across the country. And this is only reasonable when students have internet access.
Younus urged Lt Governor administration to look into the matter and to take immediate steps to restore Internet Services in Kashmir valley on humanitarian grounds so that students won’t face any inconvenience and would be able to check their results without any hesitation. We also appealed JKBOSE to make a most convenient mechanism for students – to receive result, he added Further.