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How 'Internet Express' is helping Kashmiris go online

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2020
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Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of the thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as the region grapples with the longest internet blackout imposed by the federal government.

Stepping off the crammed train - dubbed the "Internet Express" by Kashmiris - in the town of Banihal, about 100km (approximately 60 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar, the passengers make a beeline for cafes where they pay up to 300 rupees ($4.20)...

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