Comments on: Will ban on pre-paid mobile connections further alienate Kashmiris? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: azad http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-12012 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:50:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-12012 Ganesh
you should be made security consultant for chidambaram… brilliant idea ma. why I never thought about it before. keep posting mate.

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By: Ganesh Prasad http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-12002 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:43:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-12002 This is typical Delhi heavyhandedness that will cost India dearly. If security was a concern, here was a golden opportunity to make prepaid cards very easily available, with the hidden catch being that the operator allowed all conversations to be tapped. Not only would they have avoided pissing off the entire state’s population, they could also have listened in on the calls that would have tipped them off about terrorist activities.

Good to see the unimaginative babu mentality is alive and well in Delhi, 25 years after the death of the original heavyhanded prime minister.

Ganesh

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11907 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 07:14:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11907 @I dont know why people in security feel scared sitting in delhi.”
– Posted by accram

-Because they have to rule from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, not just Delhi.

Some commenters make it sound as if this move gives some sadistic pleasure to the govt.

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By: accram http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11887 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:22:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11887 Its is one more expamle set up by India that they have kept kashmiris at their mercy. When all the kashmiris feel safe in kashmir with mobile services on. I dont know why people in security feel scared sitting in delhi.

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By: tanve http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11886 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:17:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11886 there are many ways of ensuring that genuine users do not suffer and so called security is also not compromised, why dont they just ask the operators to cross examine the users and only stop the services of doubtful subscribers. As far as alienation is concerned government of India least bothered what people of Kashmir think and want.

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By: shabir http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11885 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:16:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11885 Rather then see it as a negative thing, the banning of pre-paid phones is just another extension of the Indian government’s pledge to incorporate Kashmiris into India. Due to the improving security situation, the need for constant monitoring has reduced and rather an olive branch has been offered to honest and good civilians to move over to a billing cycle backed with documentation, so they can be taken off the suspect list.

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By: Ahti http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11883 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:16:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11883 Yes this will alienate the common people I do not understand why there should be two technically different procedures of identity checks for buying Prepaid and Post Paid mobile service: an easier procedure for Pre-paid connection than the post paid connection. I think there should only be one countrywide common procedure which is really a stringent one for both the connections; no matter how much it may cost to both the parties – mobile service operators and the customers.

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By: usha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11881 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:13:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11881 It seems obvious now that our government can make any decision forced on citizens at the behest of security reasons. We spend 1/3 of budget on defence. still technology is not safe. then where are we spending. where does the defence budget go if at the end we tax payers have to suffer? is the defence budget spent at the parties and tours of defence personnels?

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By: gowhar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11876 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:18:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11876 The picture with the article is horriyingly stereotypical reienforcing the idea that Kashmiris are strange and more like the Western/Indian image of a terrorist. Ordinary Kashmiri on a phone is not unlike any other homo sapien on the phone.

One would see this as an ordinary interest in the exotic if there wasn’t a pattern visible in all reporting.

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By: Mudassir http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/03/will-ban-on-pre-paid-mobile-connections-further-alienate-kashmiris/comment-page-2/#comment-11873 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 15:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2187#comment-11873 i see it as a harassing tool, apart from many who are rendered jobless. This ban won’t alienate us, but surely it will add fuel to fire… Back in 2003 when mobile phones were introduced in kashmir, it was then a disputed area and it is now, the security problem was then and now, i don’t understand the sudden ban on prepaid SIMs., for me it is an opening to another conspiracy!!!!

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