Srinagar: Due to the current situation in Ladakh, officials have opted to lower the internet speed to 2G.

“In view of present emergent security scenario in the U.T of Ladakh and inputs received from Superintendent of Police District Leh and other intelligence agencies, there is every apprehension of possibility misuse of Mobile Data (2G,3G,4G, 5G & Public Wi-fi Facilities of 5G) Services by anti-social elements and miscreants to incite/provoke general public through various means of social media posts which may cause and flare up Law & Order situation in the U.T of Ladakh especially in District Leh”, reads an order issued by ADGP Ladakh.

“Now therefore, upon consideration of the various aspects and inputs, I, Dr. Shiv Darshan Singh-IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Head of Police, U.T Ladakh being as authorized officer to exercise the powers vested under Sub rule (1) of Rule 2 of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public emergency of Public Safety) Rule 2017, am satisfied that it is absolutely necessary to reduce the Mobile Data Services upto 2G, thereby suspending the mobile data of 3G, 4G,5G & Public Wi-fi facilities 5G temporarily in the interest of Maintenance of public Peace, Law & Order in the Union Territory of Ladakh”, order reads.

“Hence, it is hereby ordered to Scale Down the Internet Speed/Mobile Data Services of 3G, 4G, 5G & Public Wi-fi facilities 5G) to 2G in Leh city (Latitude 34.149722 and longitude 77.575) within the 10 km radius w.e.f 1800 Hrs on 06-04-2024 to 1800 Hrs on 07.04.2024.” order reads further.

Earlier, authorities had imposed section 144 of CrPC in Leh district.