Counter-Terrorism: Silencing Cells in the Cells


December24, 2006: In Kashmir, where India has been fighting Islamic terrorists for over a decade, the increasing availability of cell phones has become a major security problem. Jailed terrorists have been getting the phones smuggled in, enabling them to communicate with the outside, and continue their terrorist activities. Gangsters have been doing the same. In Kashmir alone, 1,100 Islamic terrorists are in several prisons. So India is installing cell phone jammers, at a cost of about $23,000 per prison, to make the cell phones within range useless. India is not the only country having this problem, and the jammers are becoming more popular as a security tool in jails.




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