Internet remains cut off in Paletwa of Chin State for over 2 years

though the Paletwa of Chin state continues to be peaceful, the town remains cut
off from the internet services for more than 2 years.


restriction of internet services by the military council has put the residents
in difficulties.


Not to speak of internet, the telephone connectivity is also disrupted. Now it’s
difficult to communicate.
 Some are using internet with IP Star but not telephone,” said a
resident, adding that the situation returns to normalcy and they want the
services back in order.


from 23 September 2021, the military council has restricted the internet
services in many townships in Rakhine and Chin state, including Paletwa.


the internet is not working, various sectors like health,
 education and business get affected.
The authorities should consider it urgently,” he added.


2019, when the junta forces fought against the Arakan Army the internet was
restricted in Paletwa for the first time.


military council reopened the internet again after it. Even after the military
coup on 1 February 2021, the services resumed after a few days.


soon after the junta soldiers and Chin People’s Defense Force members got
engaged in gun fighting following which the services were restricted.


to the restrictions, the money transfer services have been closed and the
consumers have to depend on conventional banks, said a businessman from Kyauk
Taw area.


can’t use the internet to transfer money. Even
 I can’t send money with K-pay and hence I have
to depend on banks.
we are facing difficulties,” he added.


disruption of internet services for a longer period
been criticized
by the conscious citizens. Many believe that it
is a practice of the military council to harass the people.


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